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the present time, and has consisted of the following gentlemen 
>eside those named above : Epes Sargent Dixwell, the Rev. Caznean 
'alfrey, D.D., Moses Merrill, Ph.D., John! J. May, John D. Bryant 
[Prof. Henry W. Haynes, William T. R. Marvin, Horace E. Scudde 
Rev. Henry F. Jenks, John T. Hassam, J. Russell Reed, and 
IGrenville H. Norcross. 

We have felt ourselves fortunate in being able to entrust the 
I details of our work to one of our number, the Rev. Henry F. Jenks, 
of our Class of 1854, whose historical tastes admirably qualified him 
to undertake it; so that while all the members of the Committee 
[have aided as they could, it has been understood on all hands that 
the research, the compilation, and the preparation for printing have 
>een the especial charge of Mr. Jenks, with whom this has been, we 
r ill not say a labor, but, almost entirely, a work of love. 
Meanwhile, in determining who is who, in lists of boys whose sur 
imes only are recorded, — and in dating rightly their entrances an^ 
pir exits on our stage, new materials for our modest history 
m gathered. In publishing the Catalogue of our boys, the 
|;tee has determined to publish also these memoirs of the S. 
From various reports to the Association, from public ad 
articles in the journals, Mr. Jenks has collected and presJ 
memorials, and we print them in this book as the proper in 
[on to the Catalogue of our Alumni. 

lere is still the possibility that other gaps in our record may ye 
led. Some lad in New Hampshire, looking under the eaves 
[f paper-hanging with which to make a bob-tail for his kit 
£ht on a precious scroll with the names of Pormort's boys 
(s. A letter from Fairfax to Essex, in the heat of the 
& may prove to have been written on the back of 
jlge's scholars sent from John Hull's father to 
. A Judge of Probate in Indiana may find Woodn 
tied in with the inventory of the estate of Susan St 
he Tomsons of Alaska there may be found the pre'Sou 
t-covered book, in which Benjamin Tompson preserved the 
his pupils. But these prospects are so vague, that it has 
id best to defer printing what we have, in hope of their 
i. Still serious search ought to be made by all those 
descendants who are proud to call Ezekiel Cheever and 
Williams ancestors, — for the list which Cheever began, and 
successor doubtless continued. However vague the hopes t 
rlier years, it is more than probable that these catalogueaJ 





even yet exist to furnish to Mr. Jcnks new material for his untiring 
M any of the gentlemen whose names are recorded on pages x and 
as haying aided the Committee which prepared the Catalogue of 
1 8 17 were still living when the present work was undertaken, and 
have ] 'laced its successors under equal obligations which we are 
glad to acknowledge. Whatei er assistance we have sought, has been 
rendered with alacrity and interest, whether we have applied to 
our fellow pupils, or to those whose only interest in the School was 
because it was the Alma Mater of some ancestor or descendant, 
or a cherished institution of their native town. Among those pupils 
of the School who have died during the progress of the work, who 
have taken especial pains to supply us with information, are the. 
Rev. John L. Watson, D. D., formerly of Boston, and subsequently 
f Orange, N. J., of our Class of 1805, and Ebenezer Thayer, oj 
klyn, IN". Y., of our Class of 1806. The latter, who was borj 
e shadow of the first School-house on the present site of tl 
House in School Street, was particularly solicitous to 
raving presented of that building, which was drawn fr< 
tion, correspond with his recollections, and again and agj 
ed to us rough ])lans and carefully scrutinized the artj 
Among the living, thanks are due to ex-Head Master Clu 
Dillaway, Prof. Henry W. Torrey, who carefully read the 
of the Historical Sketch, Samuel F. McCleary, and Th<j 
affield, the latter of whom collected a large sum of money to 
e cost of jmblication, and many others. Of gentlemen, never 
e School, the Committee has received much valuable assij 
e Hon. Samuel A. Green, M. D., ex-Mayor of Bost< 
lomas C. Amory, the Hon. Mellen Chamberlain, tl 
ngdon Sibley, Augustus T. Perkins, Clement Hugh Hill an< 
ard Dean. 

ommittee has been in correspondence with gentlemen who 
Bated in 1835, and cannot learn that any note of the Second 
Centennial was taken in the public exercises of the day of their 
graduation. It may be feared that the Centennial of 1735 passed 
equally unnoticed. 



The Boston Public Latin School is the oldest educational institu] 
ton, with continuous existence, in the country. It antedates 
[arvard College by some years, and from the time when the earliest! 
-,udents received their preparation for college at the School, and thus 
Lstified the remark of a well-known graduate of both, that " the Latin 
Ichool dandled Harvard College on her knees," down to the 
tresent, the stream of pupils, passing from one to the other, now 
'arrowed now widened, has never ceased, and the names of not a 
lew of the most distinguished graduates of the College, who have 
lone her honor in literature, art, science, or politics, are borne upon 
the rolls of the School, which also claims a share in their glories, 
•a reflection of the lustre of their names. 

It was founded by an agreement among the first citizens of Boston, 
led by the first Governor, Winthrop .... From this establishment, 
itself the example and seed corn, the whole American system of free 
(education grew. There is, indeed, fair reason for question whether 
^tsystem v would ever have taken on its breadth of range if thi* 
school, the first free school, had not at the very beginning been a 
school for the higher education, instead of one confined merely to the 
elements of instruction. Among the theorists of to-day there is a 
handful who argue that the utmost the State is bound to furnish to 
its children is a knowledge of the three R's ; that the study of the 
classics, of the higher mathematics, and sciences, is to be classed among 
specialties, and as the State does not teach its children how to play 
the organ, or how take a photograph, it ought not to teach them 
Latin, or Greek, or algebra. But John Winthrop and the other 
founders had no such doubts. Their wish and determination was to 
beat Satan in each and all of his lairs, and, knowing that ignorance 
was the darkest of these lairs, into that first they threw the light 
from their reflectors. As the poorest boy in the meanest hovel on 
the unknown slope of Beacon Hill might prove to be he who should 



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have the best gift for language, to that boy also as 
common defence, and for the general welfare, shoi 
languages be taught at the common charge. 

Governor Winthrop's History makes no referenc* 
of the first free school, but under date of 1645 we 

Divers free schools were erected, as at Roxbury (for maintenance whereof 
wery inhabitant bound some house or land for a yearly allowance forever) , 
md at Boston (where they made an order to allow forever 50 pounds to th 
faster and an house, and 30 pounds to an usher, who should also teach to] 

jad and write and cipher, and Indians' children were to be taught freely) J 
find the charge to be by yearly contribution, either by voluntary allowance, 
>r by rate of such as refused, etc., and this order was confirmed by th 
[General Court. Other towns did the like, providing maintenance by several 
means. Winthrop's History of N. JE., ii, p. 215. 

In 1647 the General Court passed the following order establishing 
free schools, the preamble giving the reason for requiring that the y 
should be classical schools : 

It being one chief project of the old deluder, Satan, to keep men from* 
r the knowledge of the Scriptures, as, in former times, by keeping them in an. 
unknown tongue, so, in these latter times, by persuading from the use oii 
tongues, that so at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be 
clouded by false gloss of saint-seeming deceivers ; now, that learning may 
not be buried in the grave of our fathers, in the Church and Commonwealth, 
the Lord assisting our endeavors ; 

It is, therefore, ordered, that every township in this jurisdiction, after the 

Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then 

^Jor^hwith appoint one within their town to teach all such childrerras^shall 

resort to him, to write and read and it is further ordered, that., 

where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or 
householders, they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof 'being 
able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university 
vided that if any town neglect the performance hereof above one yeai 
every such town shall pay £5 to the next school, till they shall perforr 

In 1679 a recommendation was passed that those who send ti 
children to school, and are able to pay something, shall contribute \ 
the encouragement of the master. At the same time it is provide 
that Indian children shall be taught gratis. 

^eo. B. Emerson in his lecture in the Massachusetts Historical Society's v 
m the Lany History of Massachusetts says : Ag: rrnnar school was then understooc 
i school in which the Latin and Greek languages /ere taught. 



The following interesting articled by the Rev. Robert C. Waterston, 
in the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society for Feb- 
ruary, 1873, gives reasons for believing that the establishment of 
this School was largely due to the influence of the Rev. John Cot- 
ton, who came to this country in 1633 from Boston in Lincolnshire, 

On the fourth day of September, 1633, in the ship * Griffin, 7 of three 
hundred tons, came, among others, John Cotton, who for many years had 
been a powerful and influential preacher in comiection with St. Botolph's in 
Boston, Lincolnshire. He was in every respect a man of mark, and destined 
to exert a powerful influence upon these shores. 

It was acknowledged that his coming formed a new era in the history of 
the colony. In the language of Dr. Increase Mather, " Both Bostons have 
reason to honor his memory, and New England most of all, which oweth its 
name and being to him more than to any other person in the world." 

This, then is a fact worthy of observation ; two years after the arrival of 
John Cotton, (or, strictly speaking, one year and five months) we find the 
establishment of a free school, and this school we know to be the Latin 
School, whose history continues to this day, and whose prosperity and 
efficiency were never greater than at the present time. One peculiar fact in 
the establishment of this first free school was, that usual methods are re- 
versed ; our fathers did not commence with a school for elementary instruc- 
tion ; they provided at the very beginning for the higher branches of study. 
Now, I think it is interesting to ask if there are any reasons why it 
would be natural to connect the establishment of this School with John Cot- 
ton? One strong reason for so doing would be, that he was not only 
distinguished, before he came to these shores, for ability and learning, 
but from the moment he landed here he was universally welcomed and 
became the acknowledged centre of vast influence both in ecclesiastical and 
civil affairs. Thus it was that the famous Thursday Lecture, which all 
through our early colonial history held so conspicuous a place, and also the 
accompanying Market Day, sanctioned by order of the Court, had their 
origin in him ; and they both alike had their antecedents in his personal 
experience at Boston in Lincolnshire. Was there then anything correspond- 
ing with the idea of such a school as this earliest school, at Boston, in Lin- 
colnshire, where for so many years Cotton had labored ? 

As early as 1554, Queen Mary, in the first year of her reign, made a grant 
* n + he corporation of Boston, "for the purpose of establishing and maintain- 
a Free Grammar School in the town." Thus we know as a matter of 
Dry, that there was a Free Grammar School in Boston, Lincolnshire, 
ut is there any reason to suppose that Latin was taught in such a school ? 
nay be said in answer : This is the last thing which one might expect 
Qd be taught in a school so established. Yet in the Corporation Records 
ne of which I personally examined on a visit to that ancient place) there 
lis curious entry, which proves to us that Latin was taught. 


it was agreed that a " Dictionarye shall be bou | Scollars 

«.e Scoole and the same boke to be tyed in a che et upon a 

e scoole whereunto any scoller may have access ;ion shall 

d in 1601 the Corporation purchased two dictioi le Greek, 

ratin — for the school, "the schoolmaster to kee te/or the 


j-xiLis we find that in Boston, Lincolnshire, there was Grammar 

School, in which Lathi and Greek were taught, and it is 1 presume 

that a lover of learning like Cotton, who had been appoint Vicarage 

of that town in 1612, and had been active there in all gooc id works 

for more than twenty years, should have been not only a< but very 

familiar with such a school. Still, if there were no c\ t* such a 

knowledge on Cotton's part, it would be mere conjecture v Is there, 

then, any positive evidence that John Cotton did kno _ .ms school? 

Singularly enough I find this record : — 

" In 1613 a committee consisting of Dr. Baron, Rev. John Cotton, and 
two others, was appointed to examine M r - Emnith and report whether he be 
fit to exercise the office of Usher in this school. 1 ' 

Thus we have direct proof that the Rev. John Cotton was so identified in 
thought witli that school that he was nominated to examine an usher, and 
decide upon his fitness for the place ! 

Leaving, then, England, as he did, in 1633, and exchanging the Old for 
the New World, how natural that this scholar (who had graduated from 
Trinity College, Cambridge, and had afterwards been elected to a fellowship 
in Emmanuel College) , taking up his abode here in this then almost wilder- 
ness settlement, should have recalled all that was precious in his memory, 
as suggestive of what might — in some larger and better way — become 
transplanted here. 

Thus, the old Lecture, dear for so many years, when the Thursday came 

round, would recur to his mind. Why should he, then, not have a similar 

lecture here ? The Market Day, when the people gathered from the country 

around, buying and selling commodities — why not have that also ? A,s soon 

as suggested, the Court approved ; and this also became as important a fact on 

this side of the Atlantic as it had been on the other. In the same way when 

he saw. the children growing up, he thought of the school, the free school, to 

which all could go ; and with his own love for classical literature, and his 

partiality for the privileges of a collegiate education, the memory of a free 

grammar school, where Latin and Greek were taught, may have risen in his 

mind, and he may have said, Here also, where the trees of the forest are not 

yet felled, and the wild Indian is at our doors, here let such a school be 

established, to become as good, and as much better as we can make it. And let 

| that one be the forerunner of a thousand more that shall follow — free for all, 

3 where not only the simple rudiments of learning may be secured, but 

-^able introductory knowledge, at least, of the ancient languages. 

re is another coincidence between John Cotton's new and old home. 

records of the English Boston of 1642, show that the master of the 

grammar school had "a house rent free;" and in the American Boston 

we find that, in 1645, it was ordered that fifty pounds be allowed to (the 

master, and " a house for him to live in." f 

As an indication of how small a place Boston was at that period, / it is 

only necessary to remember that, although the inhabitants were character- 
ized by their religious zeal, one small meeting-house answered for tne whole 
community, and continued to do so until 1648. The simplicity of their first 
place of worship is suggested by the fact that it had "mud yy-alls and a 
thatched roof." This primitive building, situated on what is ihjw the south 
side of State Street, was replaced by a more commodious woe den structure 
in 1640, in Washington street, nearly opposite State street, wliieh edifice 
lasted seventy years, when it was destroyed by fire. During 1631 only 
ninety persons came over from England, and in 1632 not zlbove two hundred 
and fifty new settlers arrived. Thus the one Free School, dating from 1635, 
answered the need of the people, not only at that tim/% but for forty years 
after. In a community so limited, every suggestion, from a man of the 
acquirements and influence of John Cotton, must have had great weight. 
We can, therefore, hardly imagine that such a school as this could have been 
established without his active co-operation, sl/.l we think we have given some 
very conclusive evidence that this School may have owed its origin to him 
more, perhaps, than to any one else. 

Mr. Cotton's first child, a son, born at sea, on board the "Griffin," had 
received on that account the name of " Seaborn." A father's thoughts would 
even more impulsively turn to the education of the young. Cotton died 
Dec. 23, 1652, from illness caused by exposure in crossing the ferry over 
Charles Kiver, being on his way to preach to the students at Cambridge. 

After his death it was found that, on certain contingencies, he had ar- 
ranged by his will, that one-half of his whole estate should revert to Har- 
vard College, and the other half be devoted to the support of the Free 
School in Boston. Thus we have most satisfactory evidence of the deep 
and abiding interest cherished by John Cotton in whatever pertained to 
the work of instruction; and sufficient reasons (have we not?) for asso- 
ciating his name, in an especial manner, with the establishment of the 
first free school, and with that educational system which has become our 
joy and our pride. 

Mr. Gould, writing of the early history of the School, in the fourth 
""Tnber of the Prize .Book, says : — 

ie General Court of Massachusetts having at a previous period 
ted to the Town of Boston several of the Islands in the harbor, 
Records state, that, in 1641: — "This 10th of the 11th moneth, 
ordered that Deare Island shall be improved for the maintenance of 
•ee schoole for the Towne, and such other occasions as the Townsmen for 
time being sha 1 ! thinke meet, the sayde schoole being sufficiently pro- 
)d for." Capt. Edward Gibbon was soon after intrusted with the care 


use of t j " until the Towne doe let the same."* Accordingly in 

it was let ioi iiree years, at the rate of seven pounds per annum, 
expfressly for the use of the School. f In 1647, at the expiration of this lease, 
it wiVs again let for seven years, and the rent was now " fourteen pound per 
annu\n for the scoole's use in pro vision and clothing !" $ This lease was extended 
in 164o to twenty-one years, at the same rate of rent.§ The next year Long 
Island || Xnd Spectacle Island^" were placed on a similar footing, and the 

This 31st ofyhe 11th moneth, 1611. It's Agreed for the satisfaction of John Ruggle, 
senior, concerning 11. 15s. bd. charges in building expended at Deare Island, that Capt. 
Gibones (wbo j.Vath undertaken it) shall pay the sayd sume to our Bro. Ruggle, and 
in lieu thereof s'&all have the present use of the sayd Hand untill the Towne doe let the 
same, and then the said sume of 11. 15s. bd. is againe to be repayd unto him by the Towne. 

f This 30th of 10th mo., 1644. Deare Island is let to hire unto James Penn and John 
Oliver for these three years next ensuing paying unto the Use of the Schoole seaven pounds 
per yeare 

X The 31st, 11th mo., 1647. Deare Island is lett to Edward Bendall of Boston, with all 
the profits their of whatsoever, for the terme of seaven years next ensuing the date hereof. 
In Consideration whereof he is to pay to the Towne of Boston the sum of fourteen pounds 
per annum for the scoole's use of th ; sayd Towne in provision and clothing 

§ The 26 : 12 mo., 1648. It is ordered upon consideration of one Bro. Bendall's request 
about Dear Band, which the towne let to him for seven years, it is granted to him that his 
reven years shall be made up twenty and one years payinge rent of 14/. per annum, ac- 
cording to former agreement, provided that he shall leave a suply of wood for the main- 
tenance of one family for ever, as also whatever fruit trees he [corner torn off] plant their 
he or his hayrs shall leave standing at the end of his [torn off]. See Suffolk Deeds, ii, 12L 

The 26, 4th Mo., 1649. Edward Bendall hath Deare Island for twenty years and he 
and his to pay 14/ per annum and his successors, to the Towne of Boston for the schools 
use as bye evidence will appeare. 


9:2:mo., [-]649. John Jackson, Gamalliel Waight (and 35 others) doth bind them- 
selves and there successors to pay sixe pence an accre for theire land at Long Hand bye the 
yeare for ever : and that to be for the use of the scole, that so it mayebe proprietye to 
them for ever, and they are to bringe in there pay to the townes treasurer the first of feb- 
ruarye for ever, or else there land is forfeit unto the townes disposinge. 

30: 9: 57. Whereas there is a parcell land upon Long Hand of the townes, .... 
containing two acres more or less; the said two acres of land so bounded is lett 
to Win. Winburne for ever, paying a bushel of merchantable barly malt yearly to 
the schooles use, every first day of March 

The 12th, 1 mo., 1649. It was further ordered that the select men of the towne shall 
take order aboute Longe Island and Spectacle Hand, with them that now hold it, to instate 
it on them for Inheritance, upon paying a yearly rent upon evrye accre for the Schools use. 

[Corner torn.] 
9: 2: mo., [-]649. John Barrill, John Odlin, Wm. Ludkin, James Browne, Beniamin 
Negoose, Ralph Masson, James Davise, Edward Dinis, rpi " ] e, Rich. Cartter, 
Abell Porter, Tho. Grube, John Strange, Tho. We3 7 borne. James oemson, doth bind 
themselves and their successors to pay sixpence an accre per yeare for their land at 
Spectacle Hand for ever to the use of the schole, that so it may be pi oprietye to them 
for ever, and they are to bringe in their pay to the townes treasurer the first of 
February forever, or else there land is forfeit into the towne's di, spc inge. 

Selectmen were to take order that they be leased, paying a yearly rent on 
every acre, rated afterwards as sixpence, for the use of the School. 

It seems to have been the design of the community to endow their Free 
School, as they delight to name it,* with bequests in their wills, lands rented 
on long leases, and similar sources of income, in preference to a direct 
support from the public treasury. Thus, in 1649, Wm. Phillips " agreed to 
give 13s. 4:d., per ann. forever to the use of the Schole for the land that 
Christopher Stanley gave in his will to the Schol's use."t Forty shillings 
per annum for the same use were secured by lease of 500 acres of land at 
Braintree,$ and several other sums on different lands belonging to the Town,§ 
at about the same date. 

* Mr. Henry Barnard, in an article on Ezekiel Chbevbb in the first volume of the Amer- 
ican Journal of Education, (p. 299, et seq.,) explains that 

The Free Schools of England were originally established in towns where there was no 
old Conventual, Cathedral, Royal, or Endowed Grammar School. With very few excep- 
tions, these schools were founded and endowed by individuals, for the teaching of Greek 
and Latin, and for no other gratuitous teaching. The gratuitous instruction was some- 
times extended to all the children born or living in a particular parish, or of a particular 
name. All not specified and provided for in the instruments of endowment, paid tuition 
to the master ; and by Free School and Free Grammar School, as used in the early records 
both of towns and the General Court in Connecticut and Massachusetts, was not intended., 
the Common or Public School, as afterwards developed, particularly in Massachusetts, 
supported by tax, and free of all charge to all scholars, rich and poor ; neither was it a 
charity school, exclusively for the poor, but a Grammar School unrestricted as to a class 
of children or scholars specified in the instruments by which it was founded, and so sup- 
ported as not to depend on the fluctuating attendance and tuition of scholars for the 
maintenance of a master. The "free schools " of New England were endowed by grants 
of land, by gift and bequests of individuals, or by " allowance out of the common stock 
of the town ; " were designed especially for instruction in Latin and Greek, and were 
supported in part by payments of tuition or rates by parents. These schools were the 
well-springs of classical education in this country, and were the predecessors of the in- 
corporated academies which do not appear under that name until a comparatively recent 

The early votes establishing and providing for the support of the " free schools " in 
Boston, as well as in other towns in Massachusetts, while they recognize, by grants of 
land and allowance out of the common stock, the interest and duty of the public in 
schools and universal education, also provide for the payment by parents of a rate or 

f9: 2: mo., [-]649. Wm. Philips hath agreed to give 13s. Ad. per annum for ever to 
he use of the schole for the land that Christopher Stanley gave in his will for the schols 
se ; the rent day began the 1 of March 1649. 

% Moses Paine, of Braintry, hath let to him 500 Accers of land, to be layd out at Braintry, 
nge forty shillings per annum for ever, for the schols use; and to begin his rent day 
the first of Maye, 1649, to be paid on the first of the first mo. for ever, in corne or porke 
he prize curant, and that to be payd into the town treasuree successivlye. 

0:5:55: Itt is ordered that Edward Greenliff shall have liberty to sett a house of 
?en feet deepe and 12 foote to the Front from the end of Mr. Batts tan house paying 
\illings, sixpence per annum, to the scholes use, as long as hee improves itt for a 


In 1654 " it is ordered that the ten pounds left by legacy to ye schoole 
of Boston by Mis Hudson deceased, shall be lett to Capt. James Olliver 

31st 9th mo. 1649. Accordinge to order of the Towne in Generall, whoe gave power 
to the select men of the towne to sell the Reversion of the Dock or Cove Called by the 

name of Bendall's Docke, the Selectmen of the Towne have sold the Reverssion 

to James Evirill. ever painge to the Schoole use sixe pounds sixteen shillings ten pence p. 
Annum for ever, etc. See Suffolk Deeds i. 114 ; also Ibid ii. 259. 

31 : 1 : 1656. The peece of land formerly granted to Edward Greenliff by the spring is 
lett to Matthew Coy, from yeare to yeere while the town pleases, for two shillings, sixe 
pence, per yeare for the schooles use. 

23: 12 : 56. There is lett to Capt. James Johnson all the wast land belonging to the towne 
on the southside of the Creeke by Mr. Winthrop's warehouse and adjoyning to the land 
already lett to Ben Ward, to enjoy the same forever, hee paying foure pounds, ten shillings 
per annum for ever to the schoole of Boston, alwayes reserving highways through the same 
land for the townes use, and the said land to be bounded on all parts and to be specifyed 
in covenants expressly, and the land to bee bound for security of payment, which is to bee 
paid every first of the first mo. and to begin the first March, 57, on forfeiture. 

The following votes of the Town, passed some fifty years later, are of the same tenor, 
and may be included with those just given : — 

On the 13th of March, 1711, at a meeting continued by adjournment from the day before, 
it was 

Voted, That the Present Selectmen, vizt Addington Davenport, Esqr, Mesurs Isaiah 
Tay, Daniel Oliver, Thomas dishing, Dr. Oliver Noyes, Joseph Wadsworth, and Edwd 
Hutchinson, or any five of them, be a Comittee to Sell the Towne's Lands in Braintree, 
and that they have full power to sign & execute Deeds for ye same, & yt they Lay out ye 
sd money in Some Real Estate for the use of the Publick Latin School,* that ye stock 
be not exhausted Provided ye Town be advised wth before ye money be disposed of. 

At a Meeting of the Free holders and other Inhabitts of the Town of Boston, duly 
qualified and warned Accordingly to Law being Convened at the Town House the 9th of 

May 1711. 


Voted, That the Sume of the Thirteen hundred pounds, part of the purchas money for 
the Towns Land in Bi-antrey, Sold to Menassah Tucker &c, of Milton, by ye present 
Select men appointed and impowered a comittee for that pui-pose, to be paid by Several 
payments into ye Town Treasury, according to the Tenor of the conditions of Certain 
Bonds or writeings Obligatory by them passed to Joseph Prout, Gent., present Town 
Treasur or his Successor in that Office (Together with the Two hundred pounds already 
received towards the Sd purchace) Be Invested and Layd out in some Real Estate for th'»» es t~ 
use of the Publick Lattin School, by the aforesaid Comittee of the present Select men, 03 that 
any five of ym, pursuant to the Towns Vote of the 13th of March past, or by such othe . 
Comittee as the Town may hereafter raise and substitute for that service. 

The aforesaid money when in the Treasury, to be drawn forth by order of the Comittee 
and by them invested and Layd out As aforesaid, Provided the Town be advised wit / 
before the disposal thereof, the Annual Rent and Incomes of such Investiture to I rj 
imployed to and for the support of the Publick Grammar School the principall stock not ..,' 
be diminished. 


Voted, That the proposall made by the Honble Samll Sewall, Esqr for Sale of a parcell 

of Land for enlarging ye North burying place, at the price of One Hundred and Twenty " 

pounds, to abate Seventy pounds of the Said purchase money, So that ye Town please to * 

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* This is the first time the name of Publick Latin School appears in the Records. 


for sixteen shillings per annum so long as he pleases to improve itt," etc.* 
Orders were also taken for collecting rents on " Deare Island, Long Island, 
and Spectacle Island, due to the use of ye Schoole," and the renters were 
required to appear yearly and transact this concern. f The first-named Island 
was leased in 1662 to Sir Thos. Temple, knight and " Barronight," as the 
scribe of the day quaintly spells it, for thirty-one years, at £14 per an. " to 
be paid yearely every first day of March to the Town Treasurer for the use 
of the free schoole." t 

About four years after this, however, a release of several rents for the 
Islands and other lands was made, the support of the School arising, doubt- 
less, in great measure from other funds. 

Release an Annual Quit claim of Forty Shillings. Issuing- out of a Ceader Swamp in his 
possession, Scituate in Brooklyne, appropriated to the use of the Grammar School Reported 
by the Committee. Be accepted. And that the said Quit Rent of Forty Shillings p. 
Annum be abated. 

The afore said Sume of Seventy Pounds to be drawn out of of the Town Treasury, and 
Invested in some Real Estate, or otherwise improved by the direction of ye Select men for 
the time being, The yearly Rent or Profit thereof to be appropriated to the use of the Free 
Grammar School, in lieu of the afore said Quit Rent. 

* The 12th : 1 mo : 54-55. It is ordered that the ten pounds left by legacy to the use of 
the schoole of Boston by mis Hudson, deceased, shall be, lett to Capt. James Olliver for 
sixteen shillings per annum, so long as he, pleases to improve itt, the which he is to pay 
in wheate, pease and Indian to the Townes Treasurer every first of the 1 mo., beginning in 
March 54-55, and upon his delivery of the principall to the Townes Treasurer, itt shall bee 
paid in corne as aforementioned. 

f 25 : 4 : 55 Whereas a considerable part of the rent due to the use of the schoole 

for Long Island and Spectacle Hand is nott brought in by the renters of the land accord- 
ing to the contract with the towne, Itt is therefore ordered that the present renters shall 
within ten days after the date hereof come in and cleare their several! payments due for the 
said land, to the towne's treasurer upon the forfeiture of the said lands as by former 
agreement, to bee entered upon by the said treasurer by warrant under his hand to the 

X 23. 12. 62. John Shaw having assigned his lease of Deere Island to Sr. Thom. Tem- 
ple, Knight & Barronight, who desireth to renew the sd lease which is granted to hime, 
T lViast| said Island is graunted to the said Sr Thomas Temple Knight and Barronight, for 
thp> l e ' ki s heayres and assignes from the 1st of March next ensuing the date hereof for 
,ne of 31 yeares after the first of March next, att £14 rent to be payed yearly every 
Ciassi r of March to the Towne Treasuerer, for the vse of the Free Schoole, during which 
of ahe is not to fell any Timber, save what shall bee for Buildinge, fenceing, and fire 
Fane' n ^ e sa ^ I s l an< ^» an d ft tt the end of the sd tearme to yeald vpp the said Island with 
, ,:linges, fenceings &c that shall be upon the sd Island when the said tearme of 31 

\s expired. 
Brun (53. * * * "Wheareas in the lease graunted Sr Thomas Temple for Deere Hand, 
divif- 1662, he is not to cutt Timber except for buildinge, &c. Itt is now further 
1 77 r^ *° k* me to cleare the Swamp on the sd Island of all timber trees whatever and 

rhat other wood is vpon the said Hand excepting some Timber Trees. 
ea Sf-ch 9th, 1684-5. Vpon a Motion of Mr. Ezechiell Cheever Schoolmaster that the 
lof Deare Island may be renewed to Mr. Samll Shrimpton the present Tenant, It 
'■oted and referred to the Selectmen to agree with said Mr. Shrimpton or any 

aliveAbout a longer lease or renewinge the former. 



The esteem in which the School has been held by the citizens of 
Boston is shown by the fact that fathers who have been its pupils 
have sent their sons to share its privileges and secure its benefits, and 
a perusal of the catalogue will show that many families have had 
representatives in successive generations upon its rolls, and that to- 
day the sons and the grandsons of pupils of the past may be found 
among its members. 

The Latin School has always been a democratic institution. Its 
privileges have been confined to no class. The minister's and the 
tallow-chandler's sons have sat side by side on its forms, and engaged 
in friendly rivalry in school-room and on play-ground, and equally 
enjoyed its privileges. In his speech as Chairman of the dinner of 
the Latin School Association in 1879, Rev. James Freeman Clarke, 
D. D., says : " In my division there were ten or twelve boys, repre- 
senting nearly every class of society in the city — the son of Harrison 
Gray Otis (who was then considered the most aristocratic person in 
the city), and the son of Marshal Prince ; and with them were boys 
who were children of the humblest residents. They were all together 
on one level ; no one was thought better than another except as he 
was a better fellow or a brighter student." Its honors have been 
given for merit, and all its pupils have had the same chance to gain 
them. And as the result of its training the School had " a boy who 
could fly a kite better than any Japanese, a boy whose siguature 
upheld the United States for two months, a boy who represented 
this country at the Court of St. James at a most trying time, and 
a boy who was the greatest of the arbiters at Geneva." 

Her first masters might have seen Shakspeare act in his own plays ; 
and, perhaps, whiled away the dullness of their wilderness recitations 
by repeating to the Puritan boys the fun of his hig, hag, hog ; 
or telling the stories of the Calibans with which he peopled the - y '.*?% 
ern worlds. We may well enough suppose that such vanities <% f , 
helped to exile our first master from the comforts of young ] 
to the desolate home to which he was sent on the Piscataqu; T t _ 
was an exiled exile — an exile of the second power. 

Our venerable Maude just preceded Harvard and Milton a /- 

bridge ; and we may imagine John Milton in the deputy Grecia. ., 

May 25th. This clay the Selectmen in psuance of a vote order of the inhabi. 
the towne dated the 9th of March last did renew unto Mr. Samll. Shrimpton his 
Deer Island for the terme of 18 years, to commence from the 1st of March,,, 
(when his present lease will expire) at the rent of 141d mony p. ann., to be J 
euery 1st day of March yearelie to the use of the Free schoole. 


of St. Paul's school, London, hearing our Ezekiel Cheever, then in the 
fourth form, translate his Erasmus ; or repeat his " as in praesenti" 
So venerable may be one's classical genealogy ! Here around us 
are men* whose Latin and Greek makes but five leaps from the 
scholarship of the Reformation to our day ! — men who learned of 
Hunt, who learned of Lovell, who learned of Williams, who learned 
of Cheever, who with Milton studied not only " Erasmus his Collo- 
quies," but his Syntaxis from some one to whom he had himself ex- 
plained his plan of education. 

Coming down, our historian will find that our village is, indeed, 
not unlike " that Rome " — ilia Roma — whose history is ours ; whose 
literature and learning bred ours. While the Doctors of Christ's 
and Magdalen at Oxford were fighting James II and his quo war- 
rantas, were not our Cheever and his associates elsewhere, worried 
in like wise by James's Gov. Andros, so that they like their English 
brethren hailed the Revolution as their emancipation ? 

Who shall imagine the process by which five and twenty years 
after, " our kind master," as Franklin calls him, so instructed the 
young Benjamin in the Latin Accidence that after eight months the 
boy ceased therefrom ; and in his after years wrote as a consequence 
those severe attacks upon the study of the classics, which, to this 
moment makes it dangerous to give a copy of Franklin as a present 
to an inquiring boy. Heresies these — let us say in passing — which 
he tried afterward to extenuate, by leaving the Latin School as one 
of the objects of his dying bounty .; as it will be in its annual festivi- 
ties, the latest herald of his name. 

Later down, the historian will fairly exult in describing the School 
room of the last century, divided in its allegiance, its affections, 
and its politics, between Master Lovell, the father, the Tory : — and 
Master Lovell, the son, the Whig : — as they sat, one at each end of 
the long hall, each pouring into infant minds as he could from the 
classics of the Empire, or the historians of the Republic, the lessons 
of absolutism or of liberalism. Let him imagine the boys thronging 
Faneuil Hall, when our Master Lovell dedicated it ! Little recked 
he the future, — for he consecrated it to loyalty to the house of 
Brunswick! Years after, let him imagine the boys of that day 
dividing into two camps, one unwilling, going to school April 2, 
177.1, because old Master Lovell would give no holiday; the other 
eager with patriotism and fun, defying his authority, that they 

* This passage was written in 1850, but is still true in 1883, as one of Hunt's pupils is yet 




might go to the Old South, to hear the young Master Lovell deliver 
the first memorial Oration of the Bloody Boston Massacre. 

Who shall describe — now that our venerable friend # has gone, 
who was chief actor? — the deputation of our school boys who waited 
on General Haldiman, of a winter's morning, to complain that their 
inalienable rights had been taken away, when his servant had 
strewed ashes across the coast which passed the School house? 
Who describe their exultation when the hireling was sent out to 
remove his obnoxious interruption. It was the first victory of the 

And alas ! we have lost also the lips f which told of the morning 
of the 19th April: — when Percy's brigade paraded for the last time 
in full ranks, so as to cut off a little Otis's access to the School 
house: — so that he arrived only in time to see the excited Master's 
face — as he marshalled the class who never saw him again, and 
cried "War's begun, — and school's done. Deponite Mbros" Percy's 
brigade, stretched across the head of School Street, stopped our 
Otis on his way to our School. Did that Otis forget it, when in 
his English oration at Commencement in 1783, he was the first Har- 
vard Orator to prophesy the future greatness of the independent 
America ? 

And when school was done, our boys — we might also say our 
girls $ — had their part to play. Where did John Hancock practice 
that writing flourish, than which none is better known — we might 
say more revered — but on our first form when he had come back 
from the Holbrook's or Carter's "Intermediate" of his day? On 
the Declaration, led off by his name, ours are one-ninth of the sig- 
natures. And the curious may yet trace in the careful name of 
Franklin, in the gentlemanly writing of Hooper and in the clear 
legibility of the others, those traits which we have even lately heard 
our venerable writing master § describe in the second copy of his 
large hand as the 

Whose sympathies were engaged in the hot day of Bunker Hill, 
when the English general in the first attack found his artillery 
silent, and inquiring found that the six-pounders were furnished with 

* Jonathan Darby Robins. 
% See Otis's letter. 

t Harrison Gray Otis. 
§ Jonathan Snelling. 


twelve-pound shot ? After having sent back to Boston to correct the 
blunder, only to have it renewed ; as he unwillingly ordered grape 
instead of balls to be used against the entrenchments, he cursed his 
officer of ordnance ; saying that he knew he was not at his post ; no, 
most likely he was making love to the schoolmaster's daughter — Miss 
Lovell ! — truer daughter of her country than of her tory father, the 
Judith of our mythology ; she shall be remembered as the School- 
master's Daughter of the 17th of June, if the day ever comes when 
our history shall be written. 

The Boston Town Records read as follows : 

" The 13th of the 2d moneth, 1635. Att a Generall meeting upon publique 
notice .it was then generally agreed upon that our brother Phile- 
mon Pormort, shalbe intreated to become scholemaster, for the teaching 
and nourtering of children with us." 

This vote was the beginning of the School which has ever since 
been maintained by the town, and is now known as the Public Latin 

Mr. Pormort "accepted the trust, and was supported partly by 
donations of liberal friends of education, and partly by the income 
of a tract of land assigned to him at Muddy River" (Brookline). 

Of his powers as a teacher nothing whatever is known. The only 
testimony that can be considered direct, to prove that under his care 
the classical languages were taught in the School, is the fact that John 
Hull, who was one of his pupils, knew Latin. It is not a violent 
inference, however, to suppose that they were — as his assistant and 
successor, Daniel Maude, who was perfectly competent to teach those 
languages, was appointed without any implication that he was to 
fulfill other duties than Mr. Pormort had done. 

Mr. Dillaway, our oldest surviving Head Master, says : — 

" This being the only jmblic school in the town for about half a century, 
it is reasonable to infer that the elementary as well as the higher branches 
were taught. Its principal object, however, from its establishment to the 
present time, has been to prepare young men for college. ' Out of small 
beginnings,' says Bradford, ' great things have been produced ; and as one 
small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone to 
many, yea, in some sort, to our whole nation.' He must have had in his 
mind the first Boston school, which has been perpetuated in the present 
Latin School. Its origin was simple and unpretending; its advantages 
educational institution in its early days hardly to be compared 

as 'X, p £u 

•nud ni 


with those of the humblest country school of the present time ; and yet 
what a burning and shining light it has become ! For nearly two and a half 
centuries it has been training statesmen whose wisdom has guided our 
nation. It has given us such men as Benjamin Franklin, whose statue 
stands on the spot where his brief school-days were spent ; Samuel Adams, 
the distinguished patriot, whose statue has been recently erected; Cotton 
Mather, one of the best scholars of his time ; Judge Hutchinson ; Governor 
Leverett and his grandson, a President of Harvard College ; Wm. Stoughton, 
Chief Justice of Massachusetts; James Bowdoin; and many others whose 
eminent public services are on record.' 1 * 

Of the age, birthplace, character or education of Mr. Pormort, we 
know nothing from, any documents we have yet discovered. On the 
28th of August, 1634, he was admitted, with Susanna his wife, a 
member of the First Church. f In the records of that church we 
find the baptism of his son Lazarus, March 1st, 1636, and of his 
daughter Anna, April 15th, 1638. 

We find Mr. Pormort's name in connection with the Hutchinson 
controversy, the history of which has been published in a form which 
makes it quite unnecessary for us to discuss it here,! but in no other 
transactions of the colony, excepting those which related to the 
School, and, in one or two instances, in the affairs of Muddy River. 
In this celebrated controversy he did not sign any of the earlier 
petitions or other documents drawn up by Mrs. Hutchinson's 
adherents; but when, in 1638, the Rev. John Wheelwright led a 
colony of her friends to found the town of Exeter, N. H., Pormort 
enrolled himself among their number, and his name appears 
attached to the document by which they established themselves in 
an independent state. 

Without entering into an investigation of the errors or the blame 
of the Hutchinson controversy, the facts of the case, as far as 
Pormort appears connected with them, seem to be that he was up- 
holding with such men as Yane and Wheelwright, the rights of 
conscience and religious liberty, against more absolute and formal 
views. In his love of that liberty he pressed more deeply into the 
wilderness which he had vainly sought in his hope for it. He had 
constancy enough, and sincerity enough of opinion- to leave his first 

* Memorial History of Boston. Article on Education, Vol. IV. p. 237. 

f See First Church Eecorcls. 

+ Life of Mrs. Hutchinson in Vol. xvi. of Sparks's American Biography, by Bev. Geo. 
E. Ellis, D. D. (at the time of writing, a member of the Historical Committee of this Asso- 
ciation.) -~^*j*. -uin 

— — E - ■ 

western home for a wilderness, though nothing but a strong sense of 
duty could have called him. 

The dismission of these colonists, thus really driven into exile by 
the harshness of the people of Boston, from the First Church was 
amicable in form, and is dated January 6th, 1638.* 

The documents by which the colony of Exeter was established are 
dated October 4th, 1639. t 

Mr. Pormort's administration of the Latin School was, therefore, 
probably about three years, extending from April, 1635, to the close 
of 1638. He seems to have left Exeter, and gone to Wells, but, 
before 1642, to have returned to Boston. We find no record of his 

In August, 1636, a subscription was made " by the richer inhabi- 
tants,! toward the maintenance of a free schoolmaster for the youth 
with us," and Mr. Daniel Maude was chosen to the office. 


* 1638 6th of 11 moneth. This day dismissions granted to our Brethren 

Mr. John Wheelwright Philemon Pormort George Baytes 

Bichard Monys Isaac Grosse Thomas Wardall and 

Bichard Bulgar Christopher Marshall Willyam Wardall 

unto the Church of Christ at the falls of Paschataqua if they be rightly gathered and 
ordered. — Records of First Church. 
t See Belknap's History of New Hampshire. 

% See Second report of the Becord Commissioners of Boston, p. 160 Note. 

12th of the 6th, August, 1636. 

At a general meeting of the richer inhabitants there was given towards the maintenance 
of a free school master for the youth with us, Mr. Daniel Maud being now also chosen 
thereunto : 

The Governor, Mr. Henry Vane, 

Esq., xl 
The Deputy Governor, Mr. John 

Wlnthrop, Esq., xl 

Mr. Bichard Bellingham, xls 

Mr. Wm. Coddington, xxxs 

Mr. Winthrop, Jr., xxs 

Mr. Wm. Hutchinson, xxs 

Mr. Bobte. Keayne xxs 

Mr. Thomas Olyvar, xs 

Thomas Leveritt, xs 

William Coulbourn, viiis 
Jolm Coggeshall, xiiis ii'nd 

John Coggan, xxs 
Bobtc. Harding, I xiiis \\\\d 

John Newgate, y t xa 

Richard, faj thc | xs 

Wn }dlcs the coloi viii* 

Joh Consider ho vim 


'of learned men i x,s 

William Balstone, 
William Brenton, 
James Penne, 
Jacob Ellyott, 
Nicholis Willys, 
Baphe Hudson, 
William Hudson, 
William Peirce, 
John Audley, 
John Button, 
Edward Bendall, 
Isaac Grosse, 
Zakye Bosworth, 
William Salter, 
James Pennyraan, 
John Pemberton, 
John Bigges, 
Samuell Wilkes, 
Mr. Cotton, 
Mr. Wilson, 

vis 8c? 

vis Sd 
vis 8d 

xxs . 











No doubt, many of the subscribers were parents of Mr. Maude's 
pupils, but as there is no list of our scholars in his time, we can only 
conjecture this. 

Mr. Maude was a Non-Conformist Puritan minister,* who ar- 
rived from England probably Aug. 17, 1635. At this time he was 
about fifty years old. He was a graduate of Emmanuel College, 
Cambridge, where he took his degree of Bachelor in 1606, and of 
Master in 1610.f 

Mr. Maude was admitted freeman at the general election, May 
25, 1636, the year after his arrival, and on the second of August fol- 
lowing was appointed, as has been mentioned above, teacher in the 
Latin School. $ It is uncertain whether Mr. Pormort resigned his 
office before leaving for Exeter, and was succeeded by Maude ; or 
whether the latter was for a time associated with him and then his 
successor ; or (as an incidental reference some ten years after seems 
to imply that Mr. Pormort, who had then returned to the town, 
had resumed his office, and was alone in it), his substitute during 
his absence. But, from the phrase in the terms of the subscription, 
" being now also chosen thereto," it would seem that Maude at- 
tended to the duties of this office, together with Pormort. 

In 1641 the people of Dover, N. H., petitioned the Massachusetts 
government to extend over them its supervision. The petition was 
granted, and in this connection it is mentioned by Johnson, § that 




* Mr. Maude had been ejected from his charge in England on account of his Non-Con- 
formity. Cotton Mather places him, therefore, in his first classis of ministers, who had 
been in pastoral duty before the emigration to this country. 

t Mr. Savage's Gleanings. Collections of the Mass. Hist. Soc, 3d series, vol. p. 

At that time subscription in the books of the University was not required — the requisition 
which has since kept so many students from the English Universities, not being made till 

X At a town meeting on " The 17th of the 2d moneth, 1637 * * it is agreed' * * that Mr. 
Danyell Mawde, scholemaster, shall have a garden plot next unto Stephen Kinsley's house 
plott upon like condition of building thereon if neede bee." 

By the Book of Possessions this lot is thus described : 

Daniel Maud, his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden, bounded with Mr. Bellingham south and west Mi ' Cotton north, 
the streete east. . j. uttell, 

As laid down on Lamb's Map this location is on the weste. Aspenall, W D - V ^ ev « G^ not 
far from the present site of the Suffolk Savings Bank. m Sampford, i P e of this Asso 

§ Edward, in his " Wonder Working Providence of Zior } nc ^ Cole, W 

Richard Wright, 

vis v'md 

Tbomas Savidge, 

Thomas Marshall, 

vis 8d 

Edward Ransforde, 

William Talmage, 


Edward Hutchinson, 

Richard Gridley, 




" it pleased God to fit stones by the continual hearing of the word, 
and called to the office of Pastor one Mr. Maude, both godly and dili- 
gent in the work." 

Without any intimation to the contrary, we feel justified in suppos- 
ing that Maude continued in office as our schoolmaster until he 
accepted this call and removed, with his wife Mary, to Dover in the 
end of 1641, or the beginning of 1642. The influence of his character 
upon the church in Dover, where he remained until his death in 
1655, was long felt, and most happy. Johnson says he was godly 
and diligent; and Hubbard that he was a good man, of serious 
spirit, and of a quiet and peaceable disposition. We have no other 
notices of his life. So far as we can learn, he left no children. 

Maude was a member of the same English College as John Har- 
vard, who has given the name to our College at Cambridge. It is 
interesting to learn that the Master of the Latin School, and the 
benefactor of the infant college had this common ground of sym- 
pathy while together here in Boston. 

There is no reason to suppose that the course of instruction fol- 
lowed by our first two Masters differed much from that pursued in 
the English schools in their time,* where the established period of 
school education in the classics preparatory to the college was about 
seven or eight years. 

A Master of Arts of Emmanuel, his learning recommended Maude 
to a place which he filled well. It was his good fortune, and, perhaps 
the credit of it is to be assigned to him rather than to his predecessor 
or colleague, to engraft on the infant School the learning and scholar- 
ship of the most ancient institutions ; and while its Master, three 
years after its foundation, he saw the foundation of the College 
which gave the name of his own Alma Mater to the town where it 
was first planted. To that College he sent its first pupils, and 
secured for his and our School the noble reputation of being the 
first seminary for classical learning in our regions of the Western 

The catalogue of Pormort's and Maude's pupils, if such there ever 
were, lias been lost, and we can j:>robably never ascertain who of the 

* Thomas Lechford, a London lawyer, (who had been two years in this country, and had 
returned dissatisfied to London, probably because in a hard working colony he had found 
little to do) the author of " Plain Dealing - ," well known to antiquarians as a book which 
handles the colony harshly and unkindly, wrote to Winthrop in 1640 : 

" Consider how poorly your schools goe on. You must depend upon England for help 
of learned men and schollars, bookes, commodities infinite almost." 


early sons of the colony belonged upon it, but as, during the period 
in which they had charge of the Latin School, there was no other 
school in Boston, it is probable that all the Boston boys who graduated 
in the earlier classes of Harvard College received their preparation 
under them. Accordingly, in the absence of more definite informa- 
tion, the committee who prepared the first edition of our Catalogue, 
placed the names of these boys on their lists as probable pupils. To 
those they have given we have added* a few more, graduates of the 
College, whom we have found from the History of the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company, were likewise Boston boys. 

The successor of Mr. Maude was Mr. Woodbridge, supposed to 
have been the same as the first minister of Andover, mentioned in 
Mather's Magnalia. Nothing more is certainly known of him,f and 
the only reference we find to him is in the Boston Records, when at 
a meeting : 

" This 2d of 10th mo., 1644. Its ordered that the Constables shall pay un- 
to Deacon Eliot for the use of Mr. Woodbridge, eight pounds due to him 
for keeping the Schoole the Last yeare." 

In, or before, 1650 Robert Woodmansey % became " Scholemaster," 
and we find the following in the records. 

* Appendix A. 

t The question has been lately raised whether Benjamin Woodbridge, his brother, the 
first graduate of Harvard College, is not more likely to have been the teacher; but Mr. 
Sibley, the Librarian of the College, for many years the editor of the Harvard Triennial 
Catalogues, and compiler of the biographies of the earlier graduates, is of the opinion that 
the title " Mr." on the records points to some one other than a mere Bachelor of Arts, who 
would probably have been called Sir. 

% From the record of a meeting on the 46th of 1st month, 51-52, we learn that Mr. Wood- 
mansey lived in a house, the property of the town, which stood near the school-house, a 
single lot being between them, and in giving permission for the use of this intervening lot, 
the vote includes the following reservation ; 

" alsoe if the towne shall see cause to inlarg the skoolehouse at any time hereafter, the 
town hath reserved libertie soe to doe. 

On the 27th 4 : 53 It is ordered that fourty shillings shall be payd unto Mr. Robtt 
Woodmancye as part of his repayres of his house. 

14 : 1 : 55. At a meeting of the towne upon publick notice. 

Itt is ordered that the select men shall have liberty to lay outt a peece of Ground 
outt of the townes land, which they give* to the building of a house for instruction of the 
youth of the towne. " 

29 : 10 : 56. Itt is ordered that care bee taken to pay Rich. Gridley for building the 

schoole house chimny. 

At a meeting 31 of 6th 1657 the following vote is passed : 

Mr. Robert Woodmansey is alowed to have the rent due from Leiut. Richard Cook for 
these two yeares past. 

* Undoubtedly gave is intended. 




11th 1 : mo : 1650 It is also agreed on that Mr. Woodmansey, the 

Schoolmaster shall have fiftye pounds per annum for his teachinge the 
Sehollers, and his proportion to be made up by ratte. 

Mr. "Woodmansey had for an assistant Capt. Daniel Hinchman * or 
Henchman, of whom we have given a full account under his name in 
the list of Ushers. 

Mr. "Woodmansey f probably died about 1666 or 1667, since Benja- 
min Tompson was " made choice by the select men " 26 : 6 : 67 " for 
to officiate in the place of the scholemaster for one yeare. Mr. Hull 
being appointed to agree, for tearmes, what to allow hime per 

Benjamin Tompson was born at Braintree in 1640, and graduated 
at Harvard College in 1662. 

The first graduate of the College who had charge of the School, he 
discharged his part of the debt which the younger owed to the older 
institution for the early training of so many of her sons. . He was 
the earliest native epic poet of New England. The epitaph on his. 
tomb stone in the burying-ground at Roxbury calls him a learned 
schoolmaster and physician, and the renowned poet $ of New England. 

This reference is to the lot of land previously mentioned which had been granted to 
Richard Cook for a rent of thirty subsequently reduced to twenty shillings per annum. 

30 : 11 : 64 

Itt is ordered that John Hull and Peter Oliver is to take care about the inlardgement of the 
Towne Schoole-house. 

* 26 : 1 : 66 

Agreed with Mr. Dannell Hincheman for £40. p. Annm to assisst Mr. Woodmancy in 
■ the grammer Schoole & teach Childere to wright, the Yeare to begine the 1st of March 65-6 

27 : 9 : 1671 

Vpon the Motion of Capt. Daniell Hinksman for an allowance demanded for a yeares sal- 
lery to him after he left the Free schoole ; vpon consideration whereof, it is agreed yt sd 
Hinksman be allowed £10. over & above his yeares sallery endinge the first of March last 
as a gratuity from the towne for not havinge sufiitient warninge to prouide otherwise for 
him selfe. 

f 27 : 10 : 69. A vote is passed 

Mr. Raynsford to giue notice to Mrs. Woodmansey that the towne occasions need the vse 
of the schoole house and to desire her to prouide otherwise for herselfe. 

and 14 : 1 : 1669-70 At a publique meeting of the inhabitants upon lawfull warning 

Vpon the request of Mrs. Margeret Woodmansey Wicldowe to prouide her a house to liue 
in, if she remoueth from the schoole house, It was granted to allowe her £8 p. an for that 
end, dureinge her widdowhood." 

% In his History of American Literature (vol. ii p. 21.) Prof. Moses Coit Tyler thus 
speaks of him as a poet. 

This poet's best vein is satire, — his favorite organ being the rhymed pentameter couplet, 
with a flow, a vigor, and an edge obviously caught from the contemporaneous verse of John 
Dryden. He has the partisanship, the exaggeration, the choleric injustice, that are common 
in satire : and like other satirists, failing to note the moral perspectives of history, he utters 


After three years he was superseded by Ezekiel Cheever, the 
worthy Englishman who came to bring back to the School the worth 
and associations of a former generation; — the man whose name for 
more than a century associated itself with the first lispings of the 
classics Avhich our fathers attempted ; — who for seventy years trained 
the infant statesmen and scholars of the land. Of his reign we 
have memoranda for a fuller account than of any of the earlier 
epochs of our history. 

Ezekiel Cheever was born in London, Jan. 25, 1614. But little is 
known of his early life.* That he was entered at Emmanuel College, 
Cambridge, is shown by the following entry on the Register : 

1632-33, Jan. 12. Ezekiel Cheever, sizar. Middlesex.f 

over again the stale and easy lie, whei-ein the past is held up as wiser and holier than the 

Though New England has had a life but little more than fifty yeai-s long, the poet sees 
within it the tokens of a hurrying degeneracy, in customs, in morals, in valor, in piety. He 
turns back with reverent and eyeless homage, to the good old times of the Founders, when 
the people dwelt 

" Under thatch'd huts, without the cry of rent, 
And the best sauce to every dish — content;" 


when, at table, 

" Deep-skirted doublets, Puritanic capes, 
Which now would render men like upright apes 
Was comlier wear, our wiser fathers thought, 
Than the cast fashions from all Europe brought ;" 

" An honest grace would hold 
Till an hot pudding grew at heart a cold ; 
And men had better stomachs at religion, 
Than I to capon, turkey, cock, or pigeon ; 
When honest sisters met to pray, not prate, 
About their own, and not their neighbors' state ;" 

* *. T # . * ■ . * * 

Alas, those flawless times — that never were — those 

" Golden times, too fortunate to hold, 
Wei-e quickly sinned away for love of gold;" 
and in retribution, God is sending upon New England the wrath and anguish of the 
Indian wars. 

" Not ink, but blood and tears now serve the turn, 
To draw the figure of New England's urn." 

* * * * I n William Hubbard's " Indian Wars," is a prefatory poem signed " B. T." 
that is undoubtedly Tompson's, and that has some sprightly and characteristic 
lines. * * * 

* Mr. John T. Hassam of our Committee has written a monograph on Ezekiel Cheever, 
reprinted from the New England Historic Genealogical Register, which gives an exhaustive 
sketch of his life, character and usefulness, to which, and to the life of him by Henry Bar- 
nard "in the American Journal of Education, vol. 1, p. 297, we would refer for further 
accounts of that portion of his life which was not connected with our School. 

f Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. xx. p. 23. 


He came to Boston in 1637. The next spring he went to New 
Haven, where he remained some time as a teacher, and probably wrote 
" The Accidence," an elementary work in Latin* which passed 
through eighteen editions before the Revolution, and is thought to 
have done " more to inspire young minds with the love of the study 
of the Latin language than any other work of the kind since the first 
settlement of the country." From New Haven he removed in 1650 
to Ipswich, thence in 1661 to Charlestown, and remained there about 
nine years. From Charlestown he came over to Boston, and the 
Boston Records thus chronicle the event : f 

The 22d 10th mo. 1670, " At a Meetinge of the honrd : Gouernr : Richard 
Bellingham Esq Major Generall John Leueret, Edward Tynge Esq Maj es- 
timates Mr : John Mayo, Mr : John Oxenbridge Mr. Thomas Thatcher & Mr. 
James Allen Eldrs.; Capt. Thomas Lake, Capt : James Olliuer, Mr. John 
Richards, & John Jbyliffe Selectmen of Bostone. It was ordered and agreed 
that Mr Ezachiell Cheuers, Mr Tomson & Mr. Hinksman should be at the 
Gouernrs. house that day seauennight to treate with them concerninge the 
free schoole." On the 29th of the same month, " At a Meetinge of the 
honrd. Gouernr. Major Generall Leveret Edward Tynge Esqr Majestrates, 
Mr Mayo Mr. John Oxenbridge Mr. James Allen Eldrs. Capt: Thomas 
Lake Mr Hez : Usher Capt. James Olliver Mr. John Richards & Jno 
Joyliffe Selectmen It was agreed and ordered that Mr. Ezechiell Cheeuers 
should be called to, & installed in, the Free schoole as head Master thereof, 
which he, beinge then present, accepted of : likewise that Mr. Tompson 
should be inuited to be an assistant to Mr. Cheeuers in his worke in the 
schoole ; wch Mr. Tompson beinge present, desired time to consider of, & to 
giue his answere ; — And vpon the third day of January, gaue his answere to 
Major Generall Leueret in the negatiue, he haueinge had, & accepted of, a 
call to Charlestowne." 

That this answer, natural under the circumstances, was not al- 
lowed to operate to the disadvantage of Mr. Tompson, is shown by 
the following : 

" Certificate. These may Certifie whome it may Concerne that mr Benia- 
mine Tomson Schoolemaster who had the joynt Invitatio : for to be Vsher 
in the Grammer Schule in Boston vpon the Last Thursday he then tooke time 
for Consideration And having Recourse to me this 3d day of Januar to En- 
forme me of his having an Invitation to Charlston, and that he might knowe 
whether I vnderstood that he was atlibertie for two Accept there without any 
Cause of offence I doe declare that I so vnderstand that his Acceptance of 

* See Appendix B. p. 266. t See Appendix C. 

any such Invitatio : Cannot be any iust offence that I knowe of, In testi- 
mony of the truth whereof I have heereto sett my hand .... 

" John Leverett." 

(Charlestown Archives, xxi. 59.) 

On the 6th day of 11th mo. 1670-1, " At a Meetinge of the honrd. Gouernr. 
Major Generall Leueret Edward Tynge Esqr. Majestrates, Mr John Oxen- 
bridge Mr Thomas Thatcher Mr James Allen Eldrs, Capt : Thomas Lake 
Capt : James Olliuer Mr John Richards & John Joyliffe selectme [ ] who 
beinge met repaired to the schoole & sent for Mr Tomson who, when he 
came, declared his remouall to Charlestowne — & resigned vp the posses- 
ion of the schoole & schoole house to the Gouernr : &ca, who deliued the 
key & possession of the schoole to Mr. Ezechiell Cheeuers as the sole 
Mastr thereof. And it was further agreed that the said Mr. Cheeuers should 
be allowed sixtie pounds p, an. for his seruice in the schoole, out of the 
towne rates, & rents that belonge to the schoole — and the jDOSsestion & vse 
of ye schoole house." 

On the 30th of the same month, it was " Ordered to Mr. Benjamin 
Tompson schoolmaster ten pounds out of the Towne treasury beside 
his yearly salary to be Ended the 25th of this January." 

No picture of Mr. Cheever is known to be in existence, and of his 
personal appearance we have no description, except that he wore a 
long white beard, terminating in a point, and when he stroked his 
beard to the point, it was a sign for the boys to stand clear. 

He was about fifty-six years old* when he took this School; but 
living to an advanced age, he trained here, during thirty-seven years, 
not a few of New England's most distinguished men.f He was the 
first Master who died while holding the office. 

Some account of his manner of teaching is given in Mr. Hassam's 
monograph, from the autobiography of the Rev. John Barnard, $ of 
Marblehead, one of his pupils, who was born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681, 
and thus speaks of his early days at the Latin School ; 

In the spring [1689] , of my eighth year I was sent to the grammar-school 
under the tuition of the aged, venerable, and justly famous Mr. Ezekiel 
Cheever. But after a few weeks, an odd accident drove me from the school. 
There was an older lad entered the school the same week with me ; we strove 
who should outdo ; and he beat me by the help of a brother in the upper 

* At a meeting of the selectmen of Boston, May 29, 1693, it was " Ordered that mr 
Ezekell Cheever and the other school-master shall be paid quarterly and that orders be 
passed to the Treasurer for it mr Cheever salery to be sixty pounds in mony and that mr 
Nathaneel Oliver bee discharged from all former Dues for the marish hired of the Town 
upon his payment of the present quarters Bent to mr Cheever." 

f See Appendix D. % Copied from Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc. 3d Series, v. 177-' 


class, who stood behind master with the accidence open for him to read out 
of ; by which means he could recite his [ ] three and four times in a 

forenoon, and the same in the afternoon; but I who had no such help, and 
was obliged to commit all to memory, could not keep pace with him ; so he 
would be always one lesson before me. My ambition could not bear to be 
outdone, and in such a fraudulent manner, and therefore I left the school. 
About this time arrived a dissenting minister from England, who opened 
a private school for reading, writing, and Latin. My good father put me 
under his tuition, with whom I spent a year and a half. The gentleman 
receiving but Utile encouragement, threw up his school, and returned me to 
my father, and again I was sent to my aged Mr. Cheever, who placed me 
in the loivest class ; but finding I soon read through my [ ] , in a few 

weeks he advanced me to the [ ] , and the next year made me the head 

of it. 

Though my master advanced me, as above, yet I was a very naughty boy, 
much given to play, insomuch that he at length openly declared, ' You Bar- 
nard, I know you can do well enough if you will ; but you are so full of play 
that you hinder your classmates from getting their lessons ; and therefore, 
if any of them cannot perform their duty, I shall correct you for it.' One 
unlucky day, one of my classmates did not look into his book, and therefore 
could not say his lesson, though I called upon him once and again to mind his 
book; upon which our master beat me. I told master the reason why he 
could not say his lesson was his declaring he would beat me if any of the 
class were wanting in their duty; since which this boy would not look into 
his book, though I call upon him to mind his book, as the class could wit- 
ness. The boy was pleased with my being corrected, and persisted in his 
neglect, for which I was still corrected, and that for several days. I thought, 
in justice, I ought to correct the boy, and compel him to a better temper ; 
and, therefore, after school was done, I went up to him, and told him I had 
been beaten several times for his neglect ; and since master would not cor- 
rect him I would, and I should do so as often as I was corrected for him ; 
and then drubbed him heartily. The boy never came to school any more, and 
so that unhajypy affair ended. 

Though I was often beaten for my play, and my little roguish tricks, yet I 
don't remember that I was ever beaten for my book more than once or twice. 
One of these was upon this occasion. Master put our class upon turning 
iEsop's Fables into Latin verse. Some dull fellows made a shift to perform 
this to acceptance ; but I was so much duller at this exercise, that I could 
make nothing of it ; for which master corrected me, and this he did two or 
three days going. I had honestly tried my possibles to perform the task ; 
but having no poetical fancy, nor then a capacity opened of expressing the 
same idea by a variation of phrases, though I was perfectly acquainted with 
prosody, I found I could do nothing ; and therefore plainly told my master, 
that I had diligently labored all I could to perform what he required, and 
perceiving I had no genius for it, I thought it was in vain to strive against 
nature any longer; and he never more required it of me. Nor had I any- 

thing of a poetical genius till after I had been attending College some time, 
when upon reading some of Mr. Cowley's works I was highly pleased, and 
a new scene opened before me. 

I remember once, in making a piece of Latin, my master found fault with 
the syntax of one word, which was not so used by me heedlessly, but 
designedly, and therefore I told him there was a plain grammar rule for it. 
He angrily replied, there was no such rule. I took the grammar and 
showed the rule to him. Then he smilingly said, ' Thou art a brave boy ; 
I had forgot it.' And no wonder ; for he was then above eighty years old. 

Ezekiel Cheever died in Boston, Aug. 21, 1708, and his death is 
thus referred to by Governor Hutchinson : * " August 21st, this year, 
died Ezekiel Cheever, venerable not merely for his great age, 94, 
but for having been the schoolmaster of most of the principal gentle- 
men in Boston who were then upon the stage. He is not the only 
master who kept his lamp longer lighted than otherwise it would 
have been, by a supply of oil from his scholars." 

Judo-e Sewall in his Diary f thus describes the death of the vener- 
able Master: 

Auo-t. 12 [1708] .—Mr. Chiever is abroad & hears Mr. Cotton Mather 
preach ° This is the last of his going abroad : Was taken very sick like to 
die with a Flux. Augt. 13. I go to see him ; went in with his son Thomas 
and Mr. Lewis. His son spake to him, and he knew him not. I spake to 
him, and he bid me speak again : Then he said, Now I know you, and speak- 
ing cheerily mention'd my Name. I ask'd his Blessing for me & my family. 
He said I was Bless'd, & it could not be Reversal. Yet at my going away 
He pray'd for a Blessing for me. 

Feria quinta, Augt. 19.— I visited Mr. Chiever again, just before Lecture ; 
Thank'd him for his Kindness to me and mine ; desired his prayers for me, 
my family, Boston, Salem, the Province. He ree'd me with abundance of 
Affection, taking me by the Hand several times. He said, The Afflictions 
of God's people, God by them did as a Goldsmith, Knock, knock, knock ; 
knock, knock, knock, to finish the plate: It was to perfect them not to 
punish them. I went and told Mr. Pemberton, who preaclrU 

Feria sexta, Aug. 20.— I visited Mr. Chiever, who was now grown much 
weaker, and his Speech very low. He called, Daughter ! When his daughter 
Russel came He ask'd if the family were composU They apprehended He 
was uneasy because there had not been Prayer that morn ; and solicited me 
to Pray ; I was loth, and advised them to send for Mr. Williams, as most 
natural, homogeneous : They declin'd it, and I went to Prayer. After, I told 
him, the last Enemy was Death ; and God hath made that a friend too ; He 

* History of Massachusetts, ii. 160, note. 

t Collections of the Mass. Hist. Soc, 5th series, vol. vi. pp. 230-231. 



put his hand out of the Bed, and held it up, to signify his assent. Observing 
he suck'd a piece of an Orange, put it orderly into his mouth and chew'd it, 
and then took out the core. After dinner I carried a few of the best Figs I 
could get, and a dish Marmalet. I spake not to him now. 

Feria Septima, Augt. 21. — Mr. Edward Oakes tells me Mr. Chiever died 
this last night. Note. He was born January, 25, 1614. Came over to 
~N. - E. 1637. to Boston : To New - Haven, 1638. Married in the Fall, 
and began to teach School : which Work he was constant in till now. First, 
at 'New - Haven ; then at Ipswich ; then at Charlestown ; then at Boston, 
whether he came 1670. So that he has Labour'd in that Calling Skillfully, 
diligently, constantly, Religiously, Seventy years. A rare Instance of Piety, 
Health, Strength, Serviceableness. The Wellfare of the Province was 
much upon his Spirit. He abominated Perriwigs. 

Augt. 23, 1708. — Mr. Chiever was buried from the School-house. The 
Govr, Councillors, Ministers, Justices, Gentlemen there. Mr. Williams* 
made a handsom Latin Oration in his Honour. Elder Bridgham, Copp, 
Jackson, Dyer, Griggs, Hubbard, &c, Bearers. After the Funeral, Elder 
Bridgham, Mr. Jackson, Hubbard, Dyer. Tim. Wadsworth, Edw. Procter, 
Griggs, and two more came to me, and earnestly solicited me to speak to a 
place of Scripture, at their privat Quarter - Meeting in the room of Mr. 
Chiever. I said, 'twas a great Surprise to me ; pleaded my inability for want 
of memory, Invention. Said doubted not of my ability ; would pray for me. 
I . pleaded the Unsuitableness, because I was not of that Meeting. They 
almost took a denial. But said one would come to me next night. * * * * 

His funeral sermon was preached by his former pujDil, the Rev. Dr. 
Cotton Mather, and we give the larger portion of it in the Appendix,! 
together with a Poetical Essay in his memory, from the same source. 

His will, dated Feb. 16, 1705-6, written with his own hand when 
he was 91 years old, "in good health & understanding wonderfull in 
my age," is on file in the Suffolk Probate Office. It was offered for 
probate Aug. 26, 1708, by his son Thomas Cheever and his daughter 
Susanna Russell, his wife Ellen Cheever, the other executrix, being 
deceased. His estate was appraised at £837 : 19 : 6. 

During his time the number of pupils had so increased, that often 
there were a hundred in the School. As it was difficult for a single 
master to instruct so many, it had been customary for him to employ 
an assistant at his own expense, but, about 1698, the Town seems to 
have recognized the need of an assistant, and made provision for 
supplying it: 

" At a Publick meeting of the Inhabitants of Boston, 1 ' March 13, 1699, it 
was "Voted, That an assistant be Provided to be wth. mr. Cheever, in the 

* His successor as Master of the Latin School. 

f Appendix E. 


Latine School — Voted, farther, To be left to the Selectmen, to make Choice 
of the person, and to Treet wth him about his Sallary, making Report there- 
of to the Town" May 8, 1699, " At Publick Town meeting of the Inhabit- 
ants of Boston, 1 ' it "was Voted by sd Inhabitants, That the Selectmen shall 
agree wth mr. Ezekiel Lewis, for his Salary as an assistant to his Grand- 
father mr Ezekiel Cheever in the Latine School, not Exceeding forty pounds 
p year." At a meeting of the Selectmen, Aug. 28, 1699, " Psuant to a vote 
of the Town May. 8 th - M r - Ezekiel Lewis was agreed with, and admitted an 
Assistant to his Grandfather, Mr Ezekiel Cheever in the Latine free school, his 
salary at psent to be forty pounds p year."* 

At a Town Meeting held at the Town House in Boston, April 27, 1703, it 
was "Voted that the Selectmen do take care to procure some meet person 
to be an assistant to mr Ezekiell Chever in the Government of the Lattin 
Schooll and to allow him a Sallery not exceeding forty five pounds p annum, 
untill farther Order from the Inhabitants at some other meeting." 

May 13, 1703, "Sundry of the ministers in this Town haveing recomended 
mr Nathll Williams to be a fitt person to be joyned wth mr Chever in the 
Governmt of the Lattin School, ordered that sd mr. Williams be Treated 
with abt the Same." (Selectmen's Minutes, i. 72.) 

At a town meeting, June 1, 1703, f "Upon a debate abt ye Settleing a 
Sallery upon an assiiant to mr Chever in the Governmt of ye Lattin School 
Voted that the Same be referred to the determination of the next Town 
meeting;, & that notice thereof be incerted in the warrant for the calling such 

o 7 o 


At a town meeting, held June 25, 1703, f "The Town by their vote do 
declare their approbation of mr Nathaniell Williams to be an assitat to mr 
Ezekiel Chever in Governing and Instructing the youth at the Lattin School. 
Voted that mr Nathaniel Williams be allowed the Sum of Eighty pounds 
for the year ensuing in case he accept and perform the aforesaid service. 
And it is left to the Selectmen to agree wth him accordingly." 

At a meeting of the Selectmen, July 26 [1703] "Deacon Johu Marryon 
is desired to provide a desk & seat in the Lattin School for mr Williams." 
(Selectmen's Minutes, i. 74.) 

Nov. 29, 1703. " Ordered that mr Nathanll Williams be paid his Sallery 
as the same doth become due he haveing entered uidoii the Service of the 
Free School the 12th day of July Last." (Selectmen's Minutes, i. 80.) 

* Boston Town Records, ii. 231. 

At a town meeting, March 10, 1701, it was "Voted. That the Request of mr Ezel 
Lewis for an addition to his Salary be refered to the Next Genii Town Meeting" (Town 
Reeords, ii. 2S9). At a town meeting, May 12, 1701, " Whereas Mr Ezekiell Lewis Assist- 
ant to Mr Chever in the Government of the Lattin free school, hath represented unto the 
Town that the Sum of forty pounds p annum, is not Sufficient for his coumfortable Subsist- 
ance. The Town by their Vote have granted that hence forward he be Allowed Forty five 
pounds p annum, dureing his being continued in that Station" (Town Records, ii. 240). 
The Selectmen's Minutes (i. 21, 37, 60) contain orders for the payment of his salary Nov. 
24, 1701, March 2, 1701-2, and Aug. 31, 1702. 

f Town Records, ii. 268. 

July 11, 1704. The Town Clerk was ordered to ' Signifie unto che ; 
Nathaniell Williams the Selectmens desire that he continue in his serllyi 
for the Town at the Latten School, at the same rate.' (Selectmsterj;, 
Minutes, i. 87.) 'ani| 

At a town meeting Mar. 12th, 1704-5, it was voted that mr Nathar. l 
Williams be paid at the rate of eighty pounds p annum for his service at the) 
Latten School for the year currant and for the year next ensuing. (T< 
Records, ii, 275, 279.) Irec 

After the death of Mr. Cheever, Mr. Nathaniel Williams, (who 
graduated at Harvard College in 1693, # and, as we have seen, iiad 
been for some time his assistant, was appointed his successor. f 

Mr. Williams is supposed to have been educated at our School, 
and if so, was the first pupil to become its Master. He w/k orig- 
inally ordained as an evangelist for one of the West Indian islands ; 
but finding the climate there unhealthy, soon returned to Boston. 
During his stay in the West Indies he had studied medicine, and 
after his return to Boston engaged in practice as a physician. When 
he took charge of the Latin School his friends, who had employed 
him in this capacity, persuaded him not to relinquish this profes- 
sion. Accordingly he continued to practice in many families, and 
after he relinquished the charge of the School, on account of his 
infirmities, which he did in 1734, he passed x 'he remainder of his days 
in that occupation. > 

" He was called the c beloved physician,' and was so agreeable in 
his manners, that when he entered the chambers of the sick, 'his 
voice and countenance did good like medicine.' Amidst the multi- 
plicity of his duties as instructor and physician, in extensive practice, 
he never left the ministerial worh^X 

During Mr. Williams's mastership, the following important passages 
occur in the Records of the Town : 

At a meeting of the Free holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Boston duly qualified and warned according to Law, being convened at the 
Town House on monday the 19th of December 1709 : 

.... That a Committee be chosen to consider of the affaires relateing to 
the Gramer Free School of this Town, & to make report thereof at the 
Town meeting in March next. 

* Sewall's Diary, iii, p. 172, note. 

f Sept 6, 1708. "Ordered that mr Nathll Williams be invited to remove into ye House 
where mr Cheever dwelt & yt mr Minot & mr Powning do Speak wth him abt it, and to 
mr Lewise abt Cleering ye Sd House." (Selectmen's Minutes, i. 166.) 

X Eliot's Biography. 


iToted That the Town will defray the Charge of an Assistant to Mr. 
[thanli Williams in the Free School until ye next Town meeting m march 

oted. That Seven persons he chosen to he of ye Sd Committee 
'oted That Waite Winthrop Esqr, Samll. Sewall Esqr., Elisha Cook 
r Elisha Hutchhison Esqr, Isa Addington Esqr, John Foster Esqr, and 
Ezekiel Lewise be ye sd Comittee to consider abt ye School. 
1 at a meetino- of the Free holders and other Inhabitants of the Town ot 
Son duly qualified and warned according to Law, being convened at the 
Tov/n House the 13th day of March 1709-0. _ 

7 The Committee chosen by the Town the 19th of December Last, 

toWsiderthe Affaires relating to ye Free Grammar School of this Towu, 
haveV now made their report unto ye Town as followeth vizt. 

WeAhave discoursed wth mr Williams the present master of whos: quali- 
ficIIionV and fitness for that imployment we tak: for granted every body 
mu blbundantly Satisfied. He expresses a good Inclination to the worke, 
Zl hi Vsolutio/intirely to devote him Selfe, thereto, If the Towr ! please 
to E. couLe his continuance therein by allowing him a compete™ Sallaiy, 
L^he ma? Support his family, and Granting him an Assistant He is Very 
SlDYe Advantage of the Assistance Lately afforded him, both with 
resnect to his health and also as to ye Schollars. 

We are of opinion the worke of that School do's necessarily require the 
Attlndanceof a master and an Usher, and it seems Impracticable tor one 
™ Tone well to Oversee the manners of So great a number of Schollars 
Smes more then a L JUd) to hear their dayly Exercises, and Insect 
them to that decree of profiling, which other wise may be wth an Assistant. 
"Cmmend it to the Town to Encourage mr Williams', continuance in 
the7chool by advanceing his Salary to the Sum of One-hundred pounds p 
tnu which we thinck to be a modest demand, and to grant him the 
anTof an Usher, at the Towns charge. In which we have ye concurrent 
Oninion and Advice of ye Kevrd Ministers. 

WeTurther propose and recommend*, as of Great Service and Advantage 
for^L promoting of Diligence and good literature, That the Town Agree- 
Iw to the Usage in England, and (as we understand) in Some time past 
Stked neS d'o NominL and Appoint a Certain Number of Gentlemen, 
nL teal Education, Together with some of yeEevd Ministers of the Town 
tot Inspectors of the Sd Schoole under that name Title or denomination 
To VisHve School from time to time, when and as Oft, as they shall th.nck 

to Inqmre of their Proficiency, and be present at the performance of Some of 
heir Exercises, the Master being before Notified of their comemg And with 
Mm to consult and Advise of further methods for ye Advancement of Learn- 
ing and the Good Government of the Schoole. 

• In this recommendation, and the snbsequent aetion therenpon we have the origin of 
onr present School Committee. 



And at their Sd Visitation, One of the Ministers by turns to pray with the 
Schollars, and Entertain 'em with Some Instructions of Piety Specially 
Adapted to their age and Education. The Inspectors, also with the master 
to Introduce an Usher, upon such Salary as the Town shall agree to grant 
for his Service, all which is submitted to Consideration. 

Voted. That the Town will proceed to Consider the Said Report in the 
Several Articles thereof. 

Voted., That Mr. 'Nathaniel Williams's Salary be advanced to One hundred/ 
Pounds p' Annum to Encourage his continuanc : in the School. 

Voted. That an Usher at the Town's Charge be allowed to Assist Mr. 
"Williams in the Sd School. 

Voted. That the Town doth agree to mak : choyce of Inspector according 
to the aforesaid proposalls. , 

Voted. That Inspectors be chosen to Serve for one year ensuing. 

Voted. That five persons be chosen to attend ye Sd Service. i 

Voted. That the Honble Waite Winthrop Esqr, Samll Sewall Esqr, 
Elisha Cook Esqr, Isaac Addington Esqr, and Thomas Brattle /Esqr are 
desired to Attend the Sd Servic : as Inspectors agreeable to the Sd p/'oposalls. 

Voted. That the said Inspectors are desired to Introduce an Usher into 
ye Sd School, and to Agree with him for a Eecompence for his Service, not 
Exceeding Forty pounds p Annum. 

Voted. That the Sd Inspectors do agree wth mr T u ~yer for his past Ser- 
vice in that Worke & allow him for ye Same pM exceeding the aforesaid Rate 
of -Forty pounds p Annu. 

About a year later we find the following on the Records : 

At a Meeting of the Free-holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Boston, duly qualified and Warned according to Law, being Convened at the 
Town-House the 12th day of March 1710-11. 

A Memorial offered to the Town at this meeting by the Select 

men being as followeth vizt. 

Whereas according to the Information of Some of the Learned, who have 
made Observation of the easie & pleasant Rules and Methods used in 
Some Schools in Europe, where Scollars, p'haps within the compass of 
one year, have attained to a Competent Proficiency So as to be able to read, 
and discourse in Lattin, and of themselves capable to make Considerable 
progress therein : and that according to the methodes used here Very many 
hundreds of boyes in this Town, who by their Parents were never designed 
for a more Liberal Education, have Spent two, three, four years or more of 
their more Early days at the Lattin School, which hath proved of very Little, 
or no benefit as to their after Accomplishmt. 

It is therefore proposed to the Town that they would Recomend it to 
those Gentlem whom they shall chuse as Inspectors of the Schools, To- 
gether with ye ministers of the Town, To Consider whether in this Town 
(where the Free School is maintained cheifiy by a Town Rate on the Inhab- 
itants) That Supposeing the former more Tedious and burthensome methode 


may be thought the best for such as are designed for Schollars (which is by 
Some questioned) . Yet for the Sake & benefitt of others, who usually are 

Iihe greater number by far in Such Schools, — Whether it might not be advise- 
able that Some more easie and delightfull methodes be there attended and put 
in practice, And to Signifie to ye Town their thoughts therein, in order to 
the Encouragemnt of the same.* 

Voted. That the Said Memorial be So recomended to the Inspectors of 
the School, and Ministers of the Town as is therein Set forth. 

'Mr. Williams lived for about four years after resigning his office 
of Masterf and died on the 15th of January, 1738.$ 

A** hort sketch of his life and character, which will be found in the 
Appendix! was given in the funeral sermon upon him, preached at 
the South Church, by the Rev. Thomas Prince, the pastor. 

During Mr. Cheever's mastership the increase of the Town re- 
quired r ( ew schools, and, as early as 1682, measures were taken to 
supply the need. In 1711, soon after Mr. "Williams became the 
Master of ;>ur School, a free Grammar School was established at the 
North End, of which Mr. Recompense Wadsworth was chosen the 
first Master. In 1768 Mr. Samuel Hunt was chosen Master of that 
School, which subsequently became the Eliot School, and his trans- 
ference, with many of his pupils, to our School, in 1776, makes a 
close connection between the two, and justifies the few pages which 
we have given to that School in our Catalogue. 

Among his assistants Mr. Williams had for a time the celebrated 
Jeremy Gridley, who was succeeded in 1730 by Mr. John Lovell, 
a graduate of Harvard College in 1728. When Mr. Williams 

* This paper is printed with the spelling conformed to modern usage, in the Proceedings 
of the Massachusetts Historical Society, xx : 4, from what is probably the original paper 
presented by the Selectmen, and now in the possession of the Overseers of the Poor of 
Boston, which bears the heading " Proposals to the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston 
relating to the Grammar Free School" and concludes: "Mar. 10th 1710. Ordered by the 
Selectmen to be laid before the Town." 

f During the period of Mr. Williams's mastership we find the following entries, having 
refei-ence to our School, in Sewall's Diary, vol. iii : — 

March 8 [1719-20.] Col. Pitch express'd himself as much prizing Mr. Granger's Accom- 
plishments to Teach Writing ; never such a person in Boston before. Resolves to send his 
son to him; has told him he will do so. Professes himself of the Church of England. 
As far as I could gather, He and Capt. Noyes would be glad he might Teach in the new 
South-School-house . 

March 29 [1719-20.] The Inspectors of the Grammar Schools met at the Council-' ham- 
ber ; Sewall, Davenport, Cooke, Savage, and with Mr. Williams the Master, appvc 'd of 
Mr. Benjamin Gibson, Bachelour, to be the Usher in School-street. Mr. White caipe in, 
and ratified what we had done. Dr. Clark told me he was for it, a little before the Meeting. 

X See Appendix F. 



HEAD MASTER 1734-1775. 

resigned, Mr. Lovell was promoted to be Head Master, and for 
"nearly forty-two years discharged the duties of that important 
station with great skill and fidelity."* The list of his pupils em- 
braces many of the most illustrious men of the time. He had, and 
probably deserved, a high reputation for learning ; but was severe 
and rough, a rigid disciplinarian, and thoroughly feared by his 
pupils. f In the Harvard Memorial Hall is his portrait, by his 
pupil Nathaniel Smibert, " drawn," says Judge Cranch, " while the 
terrific impressions of the pedagogue were yet vibrating on his 
nerves. I found it so perfect a likeness of my old neighbor that I 
did not wonder when my young friend told me that a sudden un- 
designed glance at it had often made him shudder." 

We have given some anecdotes of Mr. Lovell. under his name in 
the list of Masters, on pages 6 and 7 of the Catalogue, and, therefore, 
will not repeat them. As there stated he was a rigid loyalist, and, 
when Boston was evacuated, retired to Halifax, and remained to the 
close of his life. His son James, for a long time his assistant, was 
an equally strong patriot. 

There is an interesting account of the School in Mr. Lovell's 
time in the following letters from Harrison Gray Otis, Mayor of 
Boston in 1829, 1830 and 1831, who was one of his pupils. 

December 17th, 1844. 
Gentlemen,— I send you as requested some reminiscences connected with 
the old Latin School in Boston. I was a pupil — first of Master Lovell, after- 
wards of Master Hunt. I perfectly remember the day I entered the School, 
July, 1773, being then seven years and nine months old. Immediately 
after the end of Commencement week, I repaired, according to the rule pre- 

* Eliot's Biography. 

t While these pages were going through the press, a gentleman of this city discovered 
among some old family papers, the following letter, which he handed to the Committee, 
and which we print, both for the coincidence and because it shows that the habit of dis- 
paraging teachers is not a peculiarity of the present generation, but was among the prac- 
tices of the past as well. The writer was a pupil of our Class of 1757. 

[From Wm. Savage to Samuel Savage.] 

Kingston, Jamaica, May 2, 1803. 
My Dear Brother :— On the 30th ultimo I was favored with your very kind and truly 
acceptable letter of 14th March. What you say of John has relieved my mind of much 
anxiety. I wish him to improve himself in his own language in preference to any other, 

and then learn French ; this language should be acquired as early as possible 

Do not let him proceed from any one given point until he is master of it, for another. What 
have I lost by the superficial instruction at that old rascal Lovell's School, and that 
puppy his son James 



scribed for candidates for admission to the lowest form, to old Ms 
Loveil's house, situate in School Street, nearly opposite the site of a old 
School House. I was early on the ground, anticipated only by Mr. John 
Hubbard, who lived near — it being understood that the boys were to take 
their places on'the form in the same routine that they presented themselves 
at the house. The probationary exercise was reading a few verses in the 
Bible. Having passed muster in this, I was admitted as second boy on the 
lowest form. 

I attended school from that time until April, 1775, (the day of Lexington 
battle), being then on the second form. The school was divided into seven 
classes. A separate bench or form was allotted to each, besides a skipping 
form, appropriated for a few boys who were intended to be pushed forward 
one year m advance. The books studied the first year were Cheever's 
Accidence, a small Nomenclature (sic), and Corderius' Colloquies. The 
second year, JEsop's Fables, and towards the close of it, Eutropius and 
Ward's Lilly's Grammar. The third year Eutropius and Grammar continued, 
and a book commenced called Clarke's Introduction. In the fourth year, the 
fourth form, as well as the fifth and sixth, being furnished with desks, com- 
menced " making Latin, 1 ' as the phrase was, and to the books used by the 
third form Caesar's Commentaries were added. After this were read in 
succession by the three upper classes, Tully's Orations, the first books of the 
iEneid, and the highest classes dipped into Xenophon and Homer. School 
opened at 7 in summer and 8 in winter, A. M., and at 1 P. M. throughout 
the year. It was ended at 11 A. M. and 5 P. M., at which hours the greater 
part went to writing-school for an hour at a time — but a portion remained 
and took lessons in writing of "Master James," son of the Preceptor, and 
some young girls then came in to school. 

The discipline of the School was strict but not severe. The Master's — 
Old Gaffer, as we called him — desk was near the south-west corner of the 
room ; Master James's desk was in the north-east corner. I remember to 
have seen used no other instrument of punishment but the ferule in Master 
Lovell's day. Gaffer's ferule was a short, stubbed, greasy-looking article, 
which, when not in use, served him as a stick of sugar candy. The lightest 
punishment was one clap, the severest four — the most usual, two, one on 
each hand. The inflictions of the old gentleman were not much dreaded ; 
his ferule seemed to be a mere continuation of his arm, of which the centre 
of motion was the shoulder. It descended altogether with a whack, and 
there was the end of it, after blowing the fingers. But Master James's 
fashion of wielding his weapon was another affair. He had a gymnastic 
style of flourishing, altogether unique — a mode of administering our experi- 
mentum ferules that was absolutely terrific. He never punished in Gaffer's 
presence, but whenever the old gentleman withdrew, all began to contem- 
plate the " day's disaster," and to tremble, not when he "frown'd," for he 
did not frown, nor was he an ill-tempered person, but rather smiled sar- 
donically, as if preparing for a pugilistic effort, and the execution as nearly 
resembled the motion of a flail in the hands of an expert thrasher as co" 1 i 

be acquired by long practice. School broke up at 10 A. M. oh Thursday, — 
a relic of an old custom to give opportunity to attend the "Thursday lec- 
ture," — which was I believe never improved in my day. School opened 
with " attendamus " to a short prayer. It ended with "deponite libros." 
The boys had a recess of a few minutes to go into the yard — eight at a 
time. No leave was asked in words ; but there was a short club of a yard 
in length which was caught up by some boy, round whom those who 
wished to go out clustered, and were drilled down to eight. The club was 
then held up near Master's nose, who nodded assent, when the eight van- 
ished club in hand. Upon their return there was a rush to seize the club 
which was placed by the door, and a new conscription of eight formed, 
and so toties quolies. 

The old Master was a loyalist, and admitted, as was said, to the coteries 
of Gov. Gage. Master James, on the contrary, was an ultra whig. He 
remained in town after the siege commenced, was imprisoned on a charge of 
corresponding with the Americans — carried off by the British I think to 
Halifax, and came back after a long absence. I do not remember his voca- 
tion during the first year after his return, but think he was once returned to 
Congress. On the accession of Genl. Washington to the Presidency, he 
received the appointment of Naval Officer, which he retained to the last. His 
father went off with the British troops and died abroad. 

On the 19th April, 1775, I went to school for the last time. In the morning 
about seven, Percy's brigade was drawn up extending from Scollay's building 
thro* Tremont Street nearly to the bottom of the Mall, preparing to take 
up their march for Lexington. A corporal came up to me as I was going to 
school, and turned me off to pass down Court St. which I did, and came up 
School St. to the School-house. It may well be imagined that great agita- 
tion prevailed, the British line being drawn up a few yards only from the 
School-house door. As I entered School I heard the announcement of 
" deponite libros" and ran home for fear of the regulars. Here ended my 
connection with Mr. Lovell's administration of the School. Soon afterwards 
I left town and did not return until after the evacuation by the British in 
March, 1776. Then I entered the same School under Master Hunt, with whom 
I remained until I entered College in 1779. In regard to the general 
discipline of the School in Mr. Hunt's time it was much the same as in Mr. 
Lovell's, and as to details there are many now on the stage who can furnish 

Another letter on the files of the Committee gives some additional 
information, and is as follows : — 

Boston, 18 Dec, 1844. 

My Dear Sir: The only Latin School (except the North End School) 
that I remember was that which stood on the site of that which has lately 
been pulled down, and on which is erected the Horticultural building, now 
being finished. I have no remembrance that the exterior walls of the old 

School were ever removed, but of this am not positive. The interior was 
very much altered and enlarged. The old school-room occupied the entire 
lower story, and there were no chambers or partitions. I have no recollec- 
tion of any school-house in the rear of the King's Chapel, and am confident 
there was none.* The house next adjoining the wall of the Chapel cemetery 
east was an ancient stone building of grotesque architecture, which; when I 
went to school was occupied by the British, or (I believe), German Genl. 
'Haldiman, who commanded under Gage. The same house afterwards and, 
probably within your remembrance, was owned and inhabited by John 
Lowell, Esq. Next easterly to this was the house of old Master Lovelb 
It was there "The modest mansion stood." The Chapel burying ground 
extended north on Tremont St. to the line it now occupies, and in the house 
forming the north boundary liv'd Doctor Cannorf (sic) the Rector. The 
square east of the Rector's House, and north of Master Lovell's and Haldi- 
nian's, was county land J occupied by the jail and accessible only from Court 
Street. § 

* Mr. Otis doubtless meant there Avas none within his recollection, as the fact that the old 
School-house was in the rear of King's Chapel is as well established as the location of 
the Chapel itself. 

f Rev. Henry Caner, who was inducted Rector of King's Chapel, April 11, 1747. 

J On a map of this locality in 1722, this county land, mentioned by Mr. Otis, is repre- 
sented as having trees upon it. 

§ The entire square bounded by what are now School, Tremont, Court and Washington 
Streets, is said by tradition, derived from Chief Justice Sewall, to have been selected by 
Isaac .T'hnson (the husband of the Lady Arabella) for his lot; and further that by his 
desi> vas buried at the southwest end of that lot, " which gave occasion for the first 

i.r-place to be laid out about his grave." That this is a matter of some doubt, is gen- 
eral!; ed, and it would seem conclusive from the remarks of the Hon. Robert C. Win- 
the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Vol. xvii. (1879-80) p. 
28, that neither Johnson nor his wife was buried here ; but the burying-place is that 
adjoining the King's Chapel. The southeast corner lot of School Street, where the old 
bookstore now is, was early occupied by the house and garden of Edward Hutchinson, 
whose property extended a little distance up the street ; next on this street was Thomas 
Scottow's house and garden. A part of this, which is substantially the present City Hall 
lot, he sold to the Town in 1645 ; on this was built the first School-house. Our Master, 
Mr. "Woodmansey, lived in Scottow's old house. Between the teacher's house and the 
School-house, in 1652, Richard Cooke was permitted to build, on payment of a ground rent, 
which went for the teacher's salary. Interesting facts concerning other early tenants and 
residents on this street will be found in the Second Report of the Record Commissioners, 
p. 75. Opposite Hutchinson, and nearly opposite the foot of School Street, lived Governor 
Winthrop. Next to Hutchinson, on Washington Street, called in Suffolk Deeds (i. 60) 
"the high streete," was the house and garden of Maj. Gen'l Robert Sedgwick, and, in 
1645, an "ordinary," then in possession of James Pen, a man of high consideration, and a 
ruling elder in the church. In a court running towards the present Court Square, which 
we suppose to be what is now Williams Court, stood an old tenement occupied by a poor 
woman, whose drunkenness was the cause of the "great fire" of 1711. North of Gen. Sedg- 
wick's was another house and garden, belonging to Valentine Hill, and from a building on 
this estate it is probable that the first number of the Boston News Letter Avas published in 
1704. North of this lot, as we learn from Suffolk Deeds (i. 60) was the hous* m 

The nearest School to the Latin School was on the east end of Scollay's 
building, * forming a part thereof, and since cut off to open the communica- 
tion from Tremont St. to Cornhill. It was a public Town School, called 
Proctor's School, though in my time kept by Master Carter. -The boys of the 
two Schools often met in Tremont St. and dealt out their gibes in passing 
each other — for example : — 

Carter's boys shut up in a pen 
They can't get out but now and then ; 
And when they get out they dance about 
For fear of Latin School gentlemen. 

There was another public writing school in [now] West Street, on land 
now in whole, or part, being Amos Lawrence's garden. Mr. Holbrook was 

Pormort, our first Master ; though we have not found it mentioned in the Book of Posses- 
sions, it is certain that he did own land in this immediate vicinity. Next was the First 
Meeting House, which occupied the land where Rogers Building now stands. In the rear 
of this, and north of Hill, was Richard Truesdale's house and garden, and later here 
resided Benjamin Faneuil, brother of Peter. On the corner lot, where Sears Building is, 
was the house and yard of John Leverett. On Court Street, formerly Queen Street, and 
long called Prison Lane, next to Leverett was the house, barn and yard of Richard 
Parker, which was bounded east by the Market place (see Book of Possessions, Second 
Report Record Commissioners, p. 96). Where the Court House now is was the old prison, 
behind which was a' garden. The prison itself was an old building of stone, described by 
one of its tenants as " the nearest resemblance to a hell upon earth," its outer walls three 
feet thick, its unglazed windows barred with iron, the proximity of which does not seem to 
have prevented the Latin School boys from breaking the windows in the Chapel, (see A 
Vindication, etc., Andros Tracts, ii. 63), as charges for repairing them are of frequent oc- 
currence on the early books of the Chapel. Next to the prison was a house early occupied 
by Richard Tapping, and later by Critchley, who married the widow of Wm, Dinely, to 
whose heirs belonged the corner lot, on which in Gov. Shirley's days was the house of the 
famous Boston merchant, John Wendell. Adjoining this, where the Historical Society's 
building, and a part of the Museum building stands, was the house and garden of Henryj 
Messenger, a joiner. Then came the burying ground and the King's Chapel. The 
was then a " little wooden building, with three windows on each side, and three at the fl£ 
back of the Church. It had a tower about as high as the present one, surmounted by 
mast, at whose top was a weather-cock, and half way up a large gilt crown." (F( 
Annals, p. 205.) Tremont Street was then a quiet " back streete leading from 
lane to the almshouse." (Fifth Report Record Commissioners, p. 73.) On the w< 
was an orchard, and houses in which at various times were the residences of Cotton, 
bridge, Maude, Bellingham, and Sir Henry Vane. The Common then extended ncj 
School Street. Daniel Maude first lived on the east side of Tremont Street, a little 
School Street. 

* This school was that mentioned in the Town Records (1698-9, Jan. 30) asj 
Built in the Prison Lane on the side of the hill, Over against the Land of Cs 
Sewell." The hill was that so long known as Cotton Hill, and the exact locafl 
School-house can easily be found from the entry of Dec. 20, 1698, immediately/ 
that just quoted. From the Second Report of the Record Commissioners (p. 11] 
it was built in 1683-4, as a free writing school ; John Cole was its first masteij 
1700, Richard Henchman. (See Drake's Boston, p. 512.) Near it Gov. Ei 
to have lived until hi3 death. 




the teacher. To this school I went in private hours [from 11 A. M. and 5 
P. M.] to write and cypher. The North End public writing-school was 
kept by Master Tileston as far back as I can remember. 

As to Mr. Hunt I have no reason to disparage his capacity as a Teacher, 
nor his qualities as a man. He and I kept a most even account, error excepted 
. in one case only on his part, and we parted on excellent terms. Any further 
explanation shall be promptly afforded, whenever you favor me with a call. 

Very truly and resp'y, 

(Signed) II. G. Otis. 

It was Lovell's boys who had the memorable interview with Gene- 
ral Haldimand to protest against the destruction of their coast, an 
account of which has been given on page 88 of the Catalogue, under 
the name of Jonathan Darby Robins, of our Class of 1766, one of the 
participants in it. A contemporary account is given in a letter of 
John Andrews,* which we insert here: — 

Sunday, January 29th. [1775] 
* * * * Shall close this by giving you a small anecdote, relating to some 
of our School lads — who as formerly in this season improv'd the Coast from 
Sherburn's hill down to School street. General Haldiman improving the 
house that belongs to Old Cook, his servant took it upon him to cut up their 
coast and fling ashes upon it. The lads made a muster, and chose a commit- 
tee to wait upon the General, who admitted them, and heard their complaint, 
which was couch'd in very genteel terms, complaining that their fathers 
before 'em had improved it as a coast from time immemorial, &ca. He 
ordered his servant to repair the damage, and acquainted the Governor with 
the affair, who observed that it was impossible to beat the notion of Liberty 
^out of the people, as it was rooted in 'em from their childhood. 

Among Mr. Lovell's assistants was Mr. Nathaniel Gardner, who 

^ft school in 1735 and college in 1739. He was a fine scholar, a 

, and a wit, occasionally a preacher, and alvxtys a merry com- 

>n. There is a Latin poem exjtant written when he was in the 

bl, (dated 1754,) of some hundred verses, in which he describes 

friend Beveridge the round of duties in the School, and the 

[studied, of which we give a specimen in the Appendix.f 

'ames Lovell was assistant to his father for many years. He 

Itaunch patriot, and delivered the first Oration in commemora- 

|the Boston Massacre, in the South Meeting House. He was 

ied in Boston Jail for his political faith, $ and subsequently 

)f John Andrews to "William Barrel. Proceedings of the Massachusetts His- 
t', 1864-5 (July, 1865, pp. 316-412), p. 398. 
idix G. -|4 t See Appendix H. 



carried by the British troops to Halifax, where he remained six 
months before he was exchanged. 

After Lovell's departure, the School was closed for a short time* 
until, in June, 1776, Samuel Hunt, an old pupil of the School and a 
graduate of Harvard College, in 1765, was transferred from the 
North to the South Grammar School, and remained at its head for 
about thirty years.f He did not have, by any means, an easy time. 
Conscientious and rigid in discipline, he was occasionally involved in 
difficulties With the parents of his pu])ils, and did not always coincide 
with the School Committee.^: He had reason, too, to complain of his 
treatment by the town, which did not carry out its contract. He 
rightly supposed himself to have been established in his office for life, 

*It has generally been supposed that the School remained closed until the 8th November, 
1776, and under that impression the Latin School Association celebrated the centennial 
anniversary of the reopening of the School, Nov. 8th, 1876, but statements in papers of 
Master Hunt, recently recovered, show that pupils were admitted in October and Novem- 
ber, before November 8th, which renders it probable that the School was opened earlier. 

f " The Latin School, under Master "William [an error for Samuel] Hunt, was kept 
in a small square, brick building, which stood on a lot opposite the present City Hall, 
in School Street. * * * * 

" The Latin School was divided into four classes, and the books used were : — 


Cheever's Accidence. 



Aesop, Latin and Eng. 

Ward's Latin Grammar or Eutropius. 


Clarke's Introduction. 

Ward's Latin Grammar. 


Selectae e Vet. Test. 

Castalio's Dialogues. 

Garretson's Exercises. 


Tully's Epist. or Offic's. 

Ovid Metamor. 


Greek Grammar. 

Making Latin from King's Heathen Gods. 



Cicero's Orations. 

Greek Testament. 



Gracilis ad Parnassum. 

Making Latin continued. 

" The writer remembers Master Hunt as a frequent visitor at Mr. Bingham's bookstore. 
The Committee removed him after several years' service under the new system, and the 
injustice of the removal was the burden of his conversation. He taught private pupils sev- 
eral years after he left the public service, was a venerable-looking man, and is well repre- 
sented by his grand-children, one of whom has been distinguished as a teacher of the same 
School." — Wm. B. Fowle, Memoir of Caleb Bingham, in Amer. Jour, of Educ. V. pp. 333 
and 334. 

t Mr. Hunt's " ideas of school discipline he seems to have taken from his predecessor, 
and he was not unfrequently ' in hot water ' with the parents of his pupils and with the 
School Committee. It ought, however, in justice to be said that in those times, more than 
in these, the relation of teacher and pupil was quite apt to be one of antagonism." — Ibid. 


on a good salary, with certain perquisites and a house to live in. 
A grant of money was afterwards substituted for his perquisites, but 
later his house was taken away and no return made to him. 

After some controversy between him and the Committee, he 
resigned in 1805, on a pension secured for him by the exertions of 
the Committee, and moved first to Watertown, and later to Kentucky, 
where he died.* 

An interesting description of the School in those days is given in 
the following letter from Dr. James Jackson, the well-known phy- 
sician, a pupil under Mr. Hunt : — 

Dear Sir, — It is about sixty years, since in May or June, 1785, I first 
went to the Latin School under Master Hunt. It was not in School Street, 
but in old Faneuil Hall that I first attended this School ; for the old School- 
house was undergoing repairs that summer. Plaving just moved into this 
town, my three older brothers and myself were sent to the School at an un- 
usual time of the year, and I was so young that I was not put into any class 
until the regular period, July, when I was placed in the first class, or first 
form, as we sometimes called it. Those were great days for me; I felt 

* In the diary of Dr. Bentley of Salem, an usher in our School from 1776-1778, occurs the 
following entry : — 

" Oct. 28th, 1813. We have confirmation of the death of my old schoolmaster, Samuel 
Hunt, Esq., aged seventy-one. He died Sept. 8, at Lexington, Kentucky. He was for 
many years Preceptor of the Grammar School in Boston. In 1767, he succeeded Master 
Peleg Wiswall (who died that year, aged eighty-four) , and he continued Preceptor of the 
North Grammar School till the Revolution. As Master John Lovell retired to Nova 
Scotia, a Refugee, upon the evacuation of the town of Boston by the British troops in 
1776, Mr. Hunt succeeded him, and I united with him as an usher, as his health obliged 
him to journey. Upon his return and establishment, I went and opened the North School 
in 1778, Avhich I afterwards left, and went to Cambridge in 1780. (Wm. B. Fowle, to whom 
we are indebted for this extract, says : The Diary says 1800, but this is evidently a clerical 
error. Dr. Bentley graduated in 1777, and was appointed tutor in 1780.] 

" Dr. Cotton Mather tells us that ' Ezekiel Chever came to Boston, Jan. 6, 1670, and 
remained thirty-eight years, and died Aug. 21, 1708, in the ninety-fourth year of his age.' 
He was succeeded by Nathaniel Williams, who graduated at Cambridge, N. E., 1693. He 
was in the School from 1703 to 1734, having Mr. Lovell as his assistant, and died Jan. 
1738, aged sixty -three. Mr. Lovell was placed at the head of the School when Mr. Wil- 
liams resigned in 1734. He was graduated in 1728, became assistant in 1730, and upon the 
death of Mr. Williams had the direction of the School till he left Boston in March, 1776, 
above forty-two years. Mr. S. Hunt succeeded, and continued till 1804, thirty-seven years 
from his induction. He had not the critical acumen of Chever, nor the talents of the phy- 
sician and divine which united with the eloquence and science of Williams, nor the litera- 
ture of Lovell ; but he was successful in teaching the rules he adopted, and in preparing 
his scholars so that they were distinguished by the extent of their elementary knowledge. 
He was too apt to complain when all were obliged to suffer, and alienated the men who 
succeeded to his old friends but had no estimate .of his worth or his services. He was 
obliged to resign to a man who did not long retain the public favor." 


elevated, and thence remember the time very well. I remained in the 
School till December, 1788, when I removed from Boston. 

The Latin School was then divided into seven classes, and the pupils spent 
seven years in it, usually entering it from seven to nine years of age. During 
this time, however, or after arriving in the third class, I believe they went 
twice a week, half a day, to an English public, or private, school, where 
they were taught writing and arithmetic, etc. 

The class to which I belonged was a large one, but leaving it early, and 
not remaining in town to be conversant with my classmates, I have lost the 
recollection of most of them. Francis Welch, Esq. , is the only one living 
now whom I know. The late Judge Peter O. Thacher was of my class, and 
my great crony while in it. 

Master Hunt was at the head of the School before, and for many years 
after, I was in it. Mr. Payson first, and afterwards Mr. Dingley (afterwards 
Dr. Dingley of ISTew York), were ushers. 

We began our studies with Cheever's Latin Accidence, a book which I have 
always held in great veneration ; next came "quid agis," which you will 
know means Corderius, his dialogues, if you had the happiness to study the 
book. This book was made easy by the English translation of its short 
sentences, in columns opposite the Latin ; and I am satisfied that this easy 
introduction to the reading of a foreign language is the most eligible mode, 
at least for little boys. Several small works followed, among which I have 
alway held in sweet remembrance Erasmus's Colloquies, more especially 
the Alchemist and the Shipwreck. I have never since heard of a shipwreck in 
every detail without bringing to mind this colloquy, which I must have read 
as early as 1786 or '87. It is not now in a studied recollection only, but 
most frequently, that this remembrance of those school days, of many par- 
ticulars in my studies, as well as in my sports, have come back to me with 
great delight. 

In general, I recollect that we were well-drilled in the grammar, so called ; 
made familiar with the inflexions of words and with the rules of syntax ; 
required to be exact in the pronunciation of words, and in the accent and 
quantities, though not following all the rules now deemed most correct; 
and were put early to "making Latin," at first in the easiest and simplest 
methods. The principle of emulation was in high respect in those days ; we 
contended for places at every recitation ; and I must say that neither then, 
nor in other Schools afterwards, nor at College, did I ever discover the evil 
effects which are ascribed to the influence of this principle at the present day 
by gentlemen whom I respect very highly. They may be right ; but I know 
my friend Peter Thacher and I were almost always next to each other, and 
were changing places every day, and that we were the best of cronies, all 
the time, in school and out. The same was true as to others, under my close 
observation, in this and other Schools, and in College. At least, generally, 
neither envy nor hatred was engendered between the nearest rivals ; but, on 
the contrary, a sincere friendship was maintained between them in many 

To these desultory remarks I wish to add something respecting Master 
Hunt. He certainly was not well spoken of among his boys, when I was in 
his School, and if their judgments were to be relied on, he was not among 
the excellent. But the same was true in respect to most of the schoolmasters 
I knew when a boy. It seemed to be matter of course to find fault with the 
Master. And, at College, the excellent Prest. Willard was spoken of in 
terms that were opprobrious by the pupils under him ; so that it was not till 
my Junior year that I discovered that he was not a cold, austere, heartless 
despot, but on the other hand, a man of great sensibility, truly tender- 
hearted, a lover of justice, but not given to severity. Master Hunt was a 
passionate man ; and certainly committed errors from this cause. But these 
were occasional. In general he was kind, and he was; I think, greatly inter- 
ested in the welfare and improvement of his scholars. While I was in his 
School he was frequently adopting temporary measures to excite an interest 
in their studies among his pupils. Often he would come into school and 
write with chalk some Latin sentence on the wall. Labor omnia vincit, is 
one of the earliest of these which I recollect. At one period he took half a 
day in each week for a general examination. He began with the first class, 
going thro 1 the books they had studied, and went up to the seventh, the 
highest, calling on each boy to answer some question, to translate a sentence, 
to parse a word, or to scan a line. He would always make us repeat the 
rule in syntax and in prosody. 

In this way the earliest studies were recalled to the oldest scholars, and the 
youngest formed some notions of the whole matter to be studied. The School 
was in perfect silence during this time, and all were acquiring some know- 
ledge. When the interest in this plan began to flag he dropped it, and so as 
to other temporary practices. At another period he called on the two highest 
scholars to choose sides, and the whole School was divided between them. 
Then questions were put, as in the other case, and the contest was which side 
should give the most correct answers. The interest attending these contests 
was very great ; and I do not recollect that they ever gave rise to bickering, 
or ill-feelings of any sort. Sometimes the old Master would take occasion to 
speak in commendation of his former pupils ; and most especially of Harry 
Otis, as he was not irreverently called in those days, for he was just com- 
mencing the active business of life. Mr. Otis had not then shown that he 
was the most eloquent of popular orators in our town : he was not yet at the 
head of the bar, nor yet the most prominent leader in our General Court in a 
high-minded and patriotic party. But at that day Master Hunt distinguished 
him as the .first among the scholars he had educated, noting his industry and 
accuracy as a student, as well as the great talents which, in his anticipations, 
destined him to be one of the great men of the land. We boys had reason to 
rejoice in this high and just estimate of our venerable friend ; for when Mr. 
Otis became Major of the Boston Light Infantry, Master Hunt gave us a half- 
holiday whenever that company " turned out," in honor of the Commander ; 
always endeavoring by his remarks to incite us to imitate tlie hero in his in- 
dustry at least. I make this statement as creditable to the sagacity of Mr. 

Hunt, showing that he was not a mere pedagogue ; and of his readiness to 
avail himself of everything which would incite in his pupils the love of good 

You will not doubt, my dear sir, that it is nearly sixty years since I was at 
our great School. Old men tell long stories and run into little details. Let 
them pass. I sat down desirous to show you that I remembered the School 
with great pleasure, and always have, and I regret that I did not go through 
its whole course of studies ; and also desirous to do credit to Master Hunt, of 
whom, since I arrived at years of discretion, I have always thought well. I 
think his pupils did not do him justice, and that some occasional sallies of 
passion were remembered by them, while many excellent, daily services, 
performed with a good spirit and honest purposes, were overlooked. 

I am, your friend and servant, 
Pemberton Square, JAMES JACKSON. 

Oct. 4, 1844. To Benj. A. Gould, Esq. 

William Biglow, who had for some time previous been a teacher in 
Salem, succeeded Mr. Hunt. Whatever his qualifications as an in- 
structor, he was no more successful as a disciplinarian than his prede- 
cessor. He is said by those who remember his government to have 
been harsh and severe. The boys rebelled at his rule, and resisted 
his authority.* 

In his speech at the dinner of the Boston Latin School, in 1876, 
Ralph Waldo Emerson thus speaks of Mr. Biglow : — 

"When I entered the Latin School, nine or ten years old, William Biglow 
was master. The School-house was very old and shabby, and it was decided 
to pull it down and rebuild it on the same ground. In rebuilding, the 
scholars were removed to the old wooden block on the Milldam,f and soon 
after to a lot on Pemberton Hill. You need not seek for the places for 
you cannot find them. One was where the Boston & Maine Depot now 
stands, and the other was where Scollay's Building stood, now called 
Tremont Row. 

The new School-house was rebuilt where the Parker House now stands. 
In Mr. William Biglow's reign the boys discovered his habit of drinking, and 
one day when he was giving orders to the boys on one side of the School 
there was a sudden shout on the opposite side. He turned around amazed 
to them, and instantly the boys on the eastern side roared aloud. I have 
never known any rebellion like this in the English Schools to surpass it. I 
think the School was immediately dismissed and I think Mr. Biglow never 
entered it again. I remember that on the following morning the prayer was 
simply these words: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they 

* See Appendix I and J. 

t Not the continuation of Beacon St., but a region near the present Haymarket Sq. 


Rufus Dawes, another pupil of Mr. Biglow, in an article entitled 
Boyhood Memories, in the Boston " Miscellany," for February, 1843, 
thus describes the School of his day : 

The public Latin School (before the days of Mr. Gould, who was 

another Luther to these places), presented the oddest sight conceivable. 
What a pity the old house could not have been suffered to remain ; for it was 
the Harrow of Harvard University ! There were to be seen such names as 
"Isaac Coffin " carved on the forms; (the old admiral had been one of 
Master Lovel's scholars), and other jDen-knife memorials of generations 
passed away. Sir Isaac loved to talk about the old school-house, and laughed 
heartily when I told him that I had the " Gracilis " of his boyhood, orna- 
mented with his pen-drawings of ships, the keepsake which lie gave my 
father when he ran away to join the British navy. Those drawings show 
that "the boy is father of the man, 1 ' and how the under-current of the mind 
works out the character, regardless of the drift at the surface ; for he 
was an excellent scholar, and was to have had the "first part 11 on leaving 

Somewhere about 1811, the public Latin School was under the charge of 
a man, whose soubriquet was " Sawney, 11 an extremely original and eccen- 
tric character, who lorded it over four or five classes of the most intractable 
and turbulent fellows, sixty or seventy in number, that ever met together 
to have Latin and Greek hammered into them. Yet amon^ them were some 
"spirits finely touched, 11 who were destined to shine with "the bright, 
particular stars " of the intellectual firmament. I will point out one of 
them : — 

It is 8 o'clock A. M. : and the thin gentleman in black, with a small, jointed 
cane under his arm, his eyes deeply sunken in his head, has asked that spirit- 
ual-looking boy in bluo nankeen, who seems to be about ten years old, to 
"touch the bell, 1 '' — it was a privilege to do this; and there he stands! that 
boy — whose image, more than any others, is still deeply stamped upon my 
mind, as I then saw him and loved him, I knew not why, and thought him 
so angelic and remarkable — feeling toward him more than a boy's emotion, 
as if a new spring of brotherly affection had suddenly broken loose in my 
heart. There is no indication of turbulence and disquiet about Mm; but, 
with a happy combination of energy and gentleness, how truly is he the father 
of the man ! He has touched the bell, and while he takes his seat among 
his fellows, he little dreams that in after-times, he will strike a different 
note, and call around him a school of the transcendental philosophy. He is 
Ealph Waldo Emerson. 

After a prayer, the morning exercises commence; Sawney, with the 
jointed cane in his hand, prepares to hear the lessons, studied over night. 
A boy has committed some indiscretion, and the ratan, rushing through the 
air, descends on his shoulders. 

" I wont be struck for nothing ! " screams the urchin. 



" Then, I'll strike you for something" replies Sawney, while the ratan 
whizzes again about his ears. 

' ' Mind out, how you hit me on the cheek ! " exclaims the same fellow, 
at the top of his voice. 

" Do you call that your cheek!" rejoined Sawney, imitating a malignant 
smile, and, at the same time, cutting the boy in the immediate neighborhood 
of the breech, " then turn your other one, you scamp !" 

While this thrashing, and the altercation between the thrasher and the 
thrashed are going on (and they generally go together) , the other side of the 
room yells out a hideous shout in full chorus, much in the style of the JSTew 
York milkmen of Winnebago celebrity ; and while from this choir some one 
performer more conspicuous than the rest is singled out for a flogging, the 
other side, in its turn, screams like a wounded elephant, or a steam-engine. 
Thus for some minutes, Sawney has to travel backward and forward, 
thrashing this side and saluted by that, alternately ; till at last he stops short 
in the middle of the room while the tumult stops short likewise. " I'll tell 
you what it is, my fine fellows," says he, reconnoitring the enemy, and peer- 
ing through his rough eyebrows at them, with mock ferocity : 

" If you'll be good, I'll thank you ! 
If not, I'll spank you!" 

He generally gave such orders in rhyme, and now delivers himself of this 
elegant distich in the queer sarcastic manner so peculiar to himself. At this 
the boys explode in one simultaneous burst of laughter ; which through the 
successive stages of cachinnation, titter and snuffle, finally subsides beneath 
the influence of ratan. 

The exercises are now resumed. "Goon!" says Sawney. "Bangs! 
what is an active verb ? " 

" An active verb," replies Bangs, " is a verb which expresses ' — — 

' ' Well ! what does an active verb express ? " 

Bangs twists and turns, and looks imploringly, first at his right hand class- 
mate and then at his left ; but neither can prompt him, if he knows ; as 
probably he does not. 

" Well ! " continues Sawney switching the air with his cane, " well, mut- 
ton-head, what does an active verb express ? " 

After a little delay, — " I'll tell you what it expresses," he resumes, bring- 
ing the stick down upon the boy's haunches with decided emphasis, " it 
expresses an action and necessarily supposes an agent, (flourishing the 
cane, which descends again as before,) and an object acted upon. As 
castigo te, I chastise thee : do you understand now, hey?" 

" Yes, sir ! yes, sir ! " replies the boy, doing his best to get out of the way 
of the ratan. But Sawney is not disposed to let him off so. 

" Now tell me when an active verb is also called transitive.'''' 

" I don't know, sir," drawls Bangs, doggedly. 

" Don't you ?" follows Sawney; "then I'll inform you. An active verb 
is called transitive, when the action passeth over (whack, whack ! ) to the 


object. You (whack!') are the object. I am (whack!) the agent. Now 
take care how you go home and say that I never taught you anything. Do 
you hear ? " (whack .') 

" Don't hit me again on the ear!' 1 '' shrieks Bangs, shaking his head at the 
master, and doubling up his fists under the form. But a few more whacks 
undouble them again, and reduce him to a sullen obedience. 

" The class in Viri Romoz! " exclaims Sawney. 

Some dozen boys now nutter their dog-eared books, and prepare for their 
customary hiding. 

" Smith second, begin ! " 

Smith second licks his lips, but not exactly as boys do when they hear the 
Governor's proclamation for Thanksgiving of a Sunday afternoon in the 
"meeting-house, 11 — that annual death-warrant to the turkeys; but he licks 
his lips, notwithstanding, and begins — 

"Hozc clades — hozc clades — " alas, he can get no further. 

«' Well ! " sa} T s Sawney, " translate ; what is the English of hozc clades, I 
should like to know ? " 

" Hozc clades,'''' resumes Smith second, " these things.' 1 '' 

" The next ! " cries Sawney, in disgust. 

The next, knowing no better than the first, is nevertheless thankful to 
Smith second, for having said something, and he evidently believes the afore- 
said to be pretty good authority, for he very promptly insists on his transla- 
tion, by repeating after him — 

" Hozc clades — these things.'' 1 

" The next ! " exclaims the master, restlessly. 

But they all follow in the wake of Smith second, and insist upon '* these 
things'''' to the lust one — who happens to be the first and the only one who 
knows anything about the lesson. 

" Hozc clades," says Leverett, afterward the accomplished Principal of 
the same School, " this overthrow " — 

" Right ! " exclaims the master ; «« go on ! " 

" And now," calls Sawney, the recitation having been gone through with, 
•'come out here, you hozc clades fellows ; " and then taking one after the other, 
holding on to his collar, he whirls him around, in a primitive kind of waltz, 
beating time on the boy's back with his cane, while he sings, " hsee clades — 
these things," to the tune of Yankee Doodle. " Now take your seats, 11 says 
he, rather fatigued with the exercise he has heard and the exercise he has 
taken ; " and if this don't operate, I'll double the dose. 1 ' Then calling one of 
the boys aside, he sends him down to "Richardson's" for a mug of " cider 
and pearl-ash." 

Refreshed with this accustomed beverage, Sawney's himself again; and 
casting his eyes round the room, he discovers some idle fellows trapping flies 
and securing them in cages cut in the forms, and nicely grated with pins. 
The ratan is among them instantly. The flies soar away to the ceiling, and 
Sawney's imagination soars in company. 


" I'll tell 3'ou what it is," sings the pedagogue bard : 

"If I see any boy catching flies, 
I'll whip him till he cries, 
And make the tears run out of his eyes." 

In the Virgil class, a translation (Davidson's) was always handed round 
for the use of the boys, who notwithstanding this indulgence, hardly ever 
took the trouble to study more than their respective sentences ; for as the 
recitation invariably commenced with the head of the class, each one could 
calculate pretty nearly which passage would come to himself. A new tutor, 
however, finding this out, one clay threw the class into confusion by begin- 
ning with the fag end. That gentleman, now a distinguished clergyman, 
undertook in a very praiseworthy, though then unpopular manner, to effect 
somewhat of a reform in the School, so far as he was concerned; and the 
scenes that were enacted in consequence would be almost incredible in these 
days of better order. 

In the absence of the principal, the discipline of the new tutor produced a 
complete rebellion. Not content with disputing every inch of ground in the 
conquest he attempted, they shot at him with pop-guns ; and, during the 
recess, filling their pockets with stones, they hurled them about the room till 
the floor was like the upper part of a sea-beach. One boy actually stepped 
out on the floor, and challenged him to a game of fisticuffs. He got a thrash- 
ing for it of course, but it only made matters worse. However, in a day or 
two, Sawney returning, there was a general dusting of jackets, and com- 
parative order was restored. 

Sometimes, of a warm summer afternoon, nothing whatever was done in 
school, and Sawney beguiled the hour by calling to his desk every boy in 
rotation, and questioning him as to the profession or occupation he intended 
to pursue in after life. The boys, generally, made sport of this ; for while 
one would say that- he meant to be a minister, and another a lawyer, most 
of them proposed such employment for their manhood as candle-snuffers and 
lamplighters ; and he had always a word of advice or a joke for each, accord- 
ing to his avowed intention. 

If the boys desired a half -holiday on the occasion of a " muster " or the 
like, they had nothing more to do than to unhang the bell-rope and hide it 
away, and the vacation was the bribe, and the only inducement that could be 
brought to bear upon them, to restore it. 

Before a public examination, there was a general preparation and cram- 
ming for the occasion. A very few pages of the book we were to be exam- 
ined in were marked off and regularly drilled into us day after day ; and the 
boys were so often "taken up " at a particular place during the preparation, 
that no one could doubt an instant of the exact passage he would be called on 
to show off in before the "fathers of the town." I very well remember 
that one boy, having been drilled pretty thoroughly in the declining of 
" duo" was inadvertently called on to decline " tres" before the assembled 
wisdom. He faltered, looked toward Sawney at first completely dumb- 


foundered; then in utter despair faltered out, «* That's not my word, sir!" 
The mistake was instantly corrected, and the boy did " duo " to admiration. 
Such, far from being exaggerated, are some of my boyhood memories of 
schools ; and were it not for wearying the reader, (for how can I be sure of 
his interest?) I could tell of even stranger things ; as for instance, of nearly 
three months 1 vacation at one time, while the teacher was out of health, and 
the boys, in the mean time, frolicked at their will, their unconscious parents 
nattering themselves that all was going on well. But let it pass, with the 
fun we had with the old tailor who worked below, and "all that sort of 
thing ! " — for it ended sadly in the death and funeral of the good and highly 
intellectual teacher, at whose obsequies the illustrious Buckminstee, officiated 
in the old Hancock House. 

After about nine years, during a large part of which, as will be 
seen from the School Committee Records, he was involved in more 
or less controversy with the board, Mr. Biglow resigned his office. 
Some further account of him will be found under his name in the 
list of Head-Masters on page 8 of the Catalogue. The Committee then 
determined to choose as Master in his place a young man whose inex- 
perience in teaching would have a compensation in his not being so 
wedded to any particular mode of discipline or instruction, as to be. 
prevented from adapting himself to the requirements of the School. 

The choice which they made, on the advice of President Kirkland, 
of Benjamin Apthorp Gould, then a member of the senior class 
at Harvard College, proved most fortunate for the School, which, 
under him, regained public confidence. Mr. Emerson, in his speech 
above referred to, thus tells the manner in which Mr. Gould .was 
introduced to the School : 

The School Committee, Mr. Bulfinch, the famous architect who built our 
State House and the Capitol at Washington, Mr. Thacher, Mr. Wells, and 
the rest of the Committee if there were more, or their friends, came to school 
and introduced Mr. Benjamin Gould as the new Master. Mr. Thacher ad- 
dressed us, and expressed every confidence in the high merit of Mr. Gould 
as a scholar and a gentleman, and congratulated the boys upon his appoint- 
ment. As soon as the Committee took their hats and turned from the door, 
the boys began to buzz their opinions of the new Master in low tones. Mr. 
Gould turned towards them and lifted his finger to command silence, which 
was instantly accorded, and from that moment he ruled. He was an excel- 
lent Master, and loved a good scholar and waked his ambition. 

Mr. Gould in his first year incited the boys to found a school library, which 
was immediately begun and grew rapidly. He valued good speaking, and 
Saturday morning was devoted to declamation. He did not forget his pupils 
when they entered college, but came to see them there, and especially if he 
found that they were losing ground in any department of study. Mr. Gould 


one clay informed the School that there was a rumor that the British govern- 
ment was going to send, a hostile fleet to Boston harbor, and that a gentleman 
had desired that the boys of the School should give one day to assist in throw- 
ing up defences on Noddle's Island, and that all who were ready and willing 
to go should be at the bottom of Hanover street the next day at nine o'clock, 
when a boat would be in waiting to carry them to the island. The whole 
school went. I went : but I confess that I can't remember a stroke of work 
which I or my school fellows accomplished. Whether the news of this 
action on the part of the Latin School reached England and decided their 
government to sue for peace, I have never learned. 

The Honorable Robert C. Winthrop, also a pupil of Mr. Gould, 
in his speech* as presiding officer at the dinner of the Latin School 
Association in 1877, speaks of him as "the excellent and true-hearted 
Benjamin Apthorp Gould, as genial as he was gifted, who swayed 
even the ferule, which he rarely used, with singular dignity and 
grace — more often patting the hand lovingly with it by way of warn- 
ing, than dealing blows by way of punishment ; an admirable Head- 
Master, to whom we were all attached. Of each of these Masters,f 
indeed, we could say with Goldsmith : 

'Yet he was kind, or if severe in aught, 
The love he bore to learning was in fault.' " 

At the dinner in 1879, the Rev. James Freeman Clarke, D. D., the 
presiding officer, thus spoke of his relations with the School : 

I am. sure I have every reason to be grateful to the Latin School and its 
Masters for what they did for me, for the influence they have exerted on my 
life. I am sure the benefits of the public school can hardly be overrated. I 
was a poor, puny, insignificant child when I went to the Latin School, 
brought up at home, knowing nothing about boys ; but I soon learned a 
great deal about them. Good Master Gould used to flog us in a noble way, 
but it was over very soon. We had to learn our Latin Grammar, we had to 
commit it to memory ; the first year was devoted to Latin Grammar. I can 
repeat passages from the Latin Grammar which I learned fifty years ago, 
and which I have never had occasion to use from that day to this. 

In order that the School might better satisfy the wants of the com- 
munity, the School Committee, on the appointment of Mr. Gould, 
introduced some changes in the rules and discipline, which he thus 
describes in his article in the Prize Book, already referred to : — 

* The whole speech, which contains many interesting reminiscences of his school-days 
and mates, is printed in the third volume of Mr. Winthrop's "Works. 

t He had previously spoken of Dr. J. Greely Stevenson and Dr. Joseph Palmer. 


u # # Among the most important changes which took place 
was a regulation that boys should be admitted but cmce a year, 
according to the ancient usage of this School, to prevent thereby 
the continual interruption of classes ; that no boy should be allowed 
to be absent except in case of sickness, or some domestic calamity ; 
that no certificate or apology should in any case be received for 
tardiness, but that whoever should come after the hour should be 
deprived of his seat for that half day, and bring from his parent or 
guardian a satisfactory excuse for absence, before he could be again 
admitted to his place. This salutary regulation was adopted from 
a conviction that it is better for an individual to lose a half day's 
instruction, than that the School should be interrupted after the 
exercises have commenced." 

These and other judicious regulations, together with the personal 
exertions and high-minded policy pursued by the School Committee, 
gradually restored the confidence of the community to the School. 
In August of 1814, thirty boys were admitted; in the August fol- 
lowing, fifty ; and in 1816, as none were in the mean time deemed 
fit to enter college, the number had so increased as to render an 
additional room and assistant necessary. The reading school was 
therefore removed from the middle story of the school-house, and 
the room appropriated to the use of the Latin School, which had 
hitherto been confined to the upper floor. As the number of scholars 
continued to increase yearly, additional instructors and additional 
rooms were provided as occasion required. 

In 1828 Mr. Gould resigned to go into business, and was succeeded 
by his assistant, Frederick P. Leverett, the author of the Latin Lex- 
icon bearing his name. 

The Hon. William M. Evarts, one of his most distinguished pupils, 
thus speaks of his life in school under him in the speech which he 
delivered at the dinner of the Latin School Association in 1876 : — 

My life at school was a very happy one. I know nothing more regular, 
more scholarly, and, in school days, more completely limited to learning 
and reciting lessons. Four times a day, back and forth, I passed from School 
Street to Pinckney Street, varying the route a little by passing the Park Street 
corner of the Common, or going around Beacon Street. Four times a day, 
every week day, accompanied almost always down or returning by one or 
more schoolmates ; and as far as I recollect there was very little thought of 
influence over the scholars, behind that of instruction and discipline in learn- 
ing. I cannot recall any influence upon the souls or morals that was exerted 
by the School, except by the association of ingenuous boys of good social 


HEAD MASTER 1831-1836. 


position and influence at home. I should think the School was wholly occu- 
pied with the teaching of lessons and the hearing of them, and with instruc- 
tion in composition and in declamation. We have had in this country some 
schools that have brought to bear upon the children committed to them more 
of that high and important and enduring influence, — what we all associate 
with the name of " Arnold " in England. No doubt a school like the Latin 
School, where the boys all live at home, and where every influence, moral and 
religious, is secured to them, precisely that kind of influence and authority 
that I have referred to is not expected, and may not be imparted ; but from 
what I have heard said here to-night, I imagine that since my time there 
has perhaps been more of that influence on the part of Masters over the 
scholars than during my period. There was not very much need of punish- 
ment, and I don't think punishment was administered when it was not needed 
during my experience with the School. ****** 

As for the service of education, I suppose there will always be a contro- 
versy whether discipline or acquisition is the principal object. To my mind 
it has always been clear that discipline was the main object of education. 
As I have felt in my own experience as a scholar, and have always endeav- 
ored to teach my boys, that if a young person can be taught well what they 
don't wish to do at all, then you may trust them to do pleasant and easy 
things that they prefer ; and if they lose this as a fundamental discipline in 
those school days, there is no hard discipline, even in real life, that can 
repair the mischief that they have suffered. It would seem to me, therefore, 
that discipline we had at the Latin School. I certainly was taught to say in 
the most perfect manner the longest list of Latin names and prepositions that 
I didn't wish to learn at all, became intimately acquainted in their whole ped- 
igree and relation with large nouns and words that I never expected to meet 
in my subsequent life at all ; but having learned that, I could learn other 
things very easily. Now the first thought, as it seems to me, of so many 
graceful seminaries for girls and boys is, that the teachers not only do the 
teaching, but do the learning as well. I never could see any good reason for 
making so many Latin grammars. I wish my boj^s could have such a gram- 
mar as I did, and if they learned it as well as I did, they would have learned 
a great deal more towards the mystery of Latin than from the improper 
instruction in the large grammars that they now have. 

Mr. Leverett resigned in 1831 to take charge of a private school, 
and was succeeded by Charles K. Dillaway, a pupil of the School in 
1818, a graduate of Harvard College in 1825, and from 1827 Usher or 
Sub-Master in the School. Under him, as will be seen by the Cata- 
logue, the number of pupils increased, large accommodations were 
required, the standard of the School was maintained, and more 
graduates were sent to college. 

Mr. Dillaway still lives in a ripe old age, held in warm esteem by 
the generations of the School, both the few survivors of his pupils, 


and those who have succeeded to their places. He is, and has been 
since 1860, the president of the Latin School Association. 

In 1836, on account of ill-health, he resigned and was succeeded by- 
Mr. Leverett, who however died soon after his reappointment, and 
before assuming the office. 

After the death of Mr. Leverett, Epes Sargent Dixwell, a pupil 
of the School in 1816, a graduate of Harvard College in 1827, and 
for a year Sub-Master of the School, was appointed his successor, 
and held the office until 1851, when he resigned, and established a 
private school. 

Possessing the respect and love of his pupils, not a few of whom, 
like those of his j)redecessor John Lovell, have occupied, or still hold, 
with honor and dignity, positions of influence in church and state, he 
is passing the closing years of a rich and ripened manhood in the 
neighboring city of Cambridge ; frequently visiting the scene of his 
early labors, and ready with voice and pen (as will be seen by the ode 
in the Appendix*) to contribute to the prosperity, the honor, and 
the success of the School. 

As we have let the pupils of previous Masters testify to their 
recollections of the School, so we will let one of his, who has' 
since acquired a distinguished position and a high reputation as an 

At the first dinner of the Latin School Association, President Eliot 
said : — 

The present School Committee would not suffer Master Lovell to teach 
school in his fashion one session. We would not any of us send our boys to 
the Latin School of sixty years ago, if it could be restored to School Street. 
* * * * j don't pretend to have been happy in the School, in the work 
of the School, as I think boys should be happy in the work of their school, 
and as I think and know that boys now are happy in the work of a good 
many schools. 

* * * I will mention two reasons why we may stand by this School 
under all circumstances to help and perpetuate. The strongest feeling is a 
great admiration and profound respect for the purpose of the School, of 
training boys in more liberal ways, beyond the narrow limit of immediate 
utility, and of giving them knowledge of studies which shorten and cheer 
human life. It is the purpose of the School which raises it in our eyes. 

* * * * And then there is another strong feeling which comes to my 
mind whenever the Boston Latin School is named. I mean the sentiment 

* Appendix 0. 


HEAD MASTER 1836-1851. 


of intense local affection and pride. We all of us love this good city of 
Boston. ******* We know in this old town of Boston, which 
grew up about meeting-houses and school-houses, about some fort-crowned 
hills and a public Common, — that it is the character of its people that 
has determined its industries, and not its industries that have determined 
the character of its people. Well, now, such an institution as this Latin 
School of ours, so high in purpose, so unremitting in its work, has a pro- 
found effect in moulding and determining the character of this people. 
And, therefore, it is because we love Boston that we desire to see this 
School live and thrive, bearing the same) honored name, having the same 
high purpose, and maintaining its original organization. 

Mr. Dixwell was succeeded by Francis Gardner, a pupil of the 
Latin School in 1822, a graduate of ilarvard College in 1831, and 
from that time to the day of his death, with the exception of one year 
spent in Europe, a teacher in the School. To describe Dr.* Gardner, 
or what he did, to a Latin School boy of the present or last genera- 
tion, is a work of supererogation. No man was better known in Bos- 
ton. His class-mate, Wendell Phillips, says, " He was, from mere 
boyhood and life long, eminently a just man, only claiming fair-play, 
and more than willing to allow it to others. I never knew the time, 
even in his boyhood, when he did not detest or depise a sham." 

One of his pupils thus writes concerning him : — 

This great Master, whatever else he lacked, had character, not of the fine- 
lined, sentimental kind, cut and polished as a well-proportioned statue, but 
in bulk, a massive bulwark protesting against all cant, superciliousness and 
untruth. All who came under his instruction during his more than forty 
years' connection with the School will testify to this, when they remember his 
devotion to truth in language and manner, which, if it seemed crude and 
austere in its simplicity, never deceived any man as to its intent, and was an 
ever-biding lesson to all under him of a man terribly in earnest, who be- 
lieved in duty. 

He died January 10, 1876. At a memorial service held by the 
Latin School Association, Prof. William R. Dimmock, one of his 
pupils, and subsequently a teacher under him, gave an address, since 
published by the Association, graphically delineating his character 
and enumerating his services to the School, from which the following 
extracts are taken : — 

This was the uneventful life of Dr. Gardner: his daily course in and 
out of the same house for more than thirty years, at the same School for 

* He received the degree of LL.D. from Williams College iu 1866. 


forty-three ; the regular hours, till age began, at the gymnasium, and curly 
in his life the daily walk to lioxbury Neck ; the only relaxation loo^ng in 
at the book-stores in search of something that he might use in his work ; and, 
at one period of his life, groping among the piles of books at the Public 
Library ; a simple, quiet life, that many men might pass, and yet leave 
nothing distinctive in their record. 

.... In Latin he was a profound student his work in teaching 

^y largely through the medium of Latin ; and hence to Latin his best work 
was given. But no one could hear him conduct a recitation in Homer with- 
out seeing how minute was his knowledge, and how careful had been his 

study of Greek I have never met any one who had studied the 

grammar of the (French) language so extensively and so thoroughly 

He had studied both German and Italian sufficiently for such uses as he had 

in view And how well he knew the English language His 

acquaintance with history was large .... He eagerly read anything 
upon the. subject of his profession, and was always ready to welcome the 
thoughts of any man of real experience or knowledge. .... His knowl- 
edge was exact and always ready for use He always studied sub- 

That iron frame and those immense powers gave him great capabilities 
for work, for he never used them to fatigue. No ordinary toil or care could 

weary him Thorough and systematic in instruction ■, he trained his 

pupils to good habits of study, to mental accuracy, and solid foundations of 

.... The great object that he aimed at in his instructions was that the 
boys in their classical work should learn Latin and Greek, and not merely 

to translate certain selections from the languages He had a certain 

grim humor, and an odd quaintness of expression, that were very effective 
in his dealings with the boys, and often very amusing, as his favorite 
phrases, terse commentaries and keen sarcasm, were repeated and passed 
through the School. 

At the time of his last illness Dr. Gardner was granted by the 
School Committee a leave of absence, which expired the very day of 
his death. He was thus the first Head Master to die in office since 
the death of Ezekiel Cheever. 

From Dr. Dimmock's address and from the recollections of his 
pupils, a most valuable biography of Dr. Gardner might be prepared. 
Our limits forbid us to make any such attempt. It must not be 
thought, however, that all his pupils admired him. A man of such 
decided character necessarily had enemies as well as friends, and all 
who came under his instruction would not paint him in colors so 
glowing as those Dr. Dimmock has used. It is well to have had 
that, so creditable, side of his character, so strongly presented. It 


HEAD MASTER 1851-1876. 


may be well not to attempt to present a reverse side.* Those who 
were pupils under him, however, will be glad to have preserved the 
half humorous, half serious sketch embodied in the poem delivered 

*The following communication appeared in a Boston newspaper, soon after the delivery 
of Dr. Dimmock's address : 


To the Editors of the Boston Daily Advertiser: 

I think many of Dr. Gardner's pupils will agree with me that there has been much 
indiscriminate eulogy of that worthy man. Integrhy of purpose, devotion to work, a 
manliness (which saved him from petty meanness, but not from irascible wrong headed- 
ness,) good sense and sound morality, most pupils will credit him with. He was a capital 
drill-sergeant, had the whole routine of the school work at his fingers' ends, his athletic 
build inspired a wholesome awe, and if his severity at times excited hatred, I think there 
were few scholars in my time, which lay in the first half of this century, who did not feel 
that under " Old Gardner's " rough exterior there was a kindly heart. I have heard dif- 
ferent accounts from a later generation, which, if true, indicate a willful perversity of dis- 
position quite unworthy of him. 

His time being occupied in the round of lessons and recitations, he naturally took but 
little notice of his pupils individually, and rarely had any advice adapted to special needs. 
He was decidedly unjust in his estimate of the motives of certain boys, and actually dis- 
couraged some who meant well. But this arose from want of insight into varieties of 
character. Occasionally a cheering word would come out. I remember his saying frankly 
to one boy, who was not by any means up to the required standard in " Andrews and Stod- 
dard," "You understand principles if you don't know rules," which, considering the sanc- 
tity of the rules, was almost a profanity, and might have had demoralizing consequences, 
but I think did not. Possibly his best boys may have had particular attention from him. 
Dr. Dimmock seems to have drawn an insph-ation from him in which few others shared. 

His dress was negligent and his manners and language homely. He affected a certain 
Yankeeism of speech, and I remember distinctly his pooh-poohing the fashionable distinction 
between the words "ride" and "drive," and defending the expressions " your folks" and 
" his folks." The question which all boys ask, " What is the use of Latin and Greek ? " he 
met with " The wisdom of our ancestors." His manner of making the prayer with which 
School opened was not specially reverent ; but misconduct at prayer-time was one of the 
worst offences, involving special communication with parents and the most serious conse- 
quences. One particular chapter in the Bible was read by him more frequently than any 
other, whether from preference or because the book opened there I never knew ; and the 
text which speaks of the " abomination of desolation standing in the place where it ought 
not " always recalls him to my memory. He had a stock of catch-words and phrases, 
which he brought up from time to time and gave them accumulated significance by repeti- 
tion. The story of " Eyes and no eyes," and of the old man who first threw grass and 
then stones, did excellent duty. Sometimes all regular work was suspended for general 
discussion. He had some theory about this and justified the practice. But occasionally 
he was artfully drawn into it by designing youths, who enjoyed the relaxation, and a whole 
morning would be consumed in talk. He was not always magnanimous to opponents, and 
having invited a free expression of opinion he would censure those who differed from him 
pretty sharply, and suggest that their moral and spiritual condition could be none of the 
best, if such were their views. 

Of his scholarship I do not pretend to judge. I can only say that if he had any enthu- 
siasm for learning he did not make us feel it. He gave us few glimpses of the attractions 


by another of his pupils at the dinner of the Latin School Associa- 
tion which we have placed in the Appendix.* 

Dr. Gardner was Master of the School during the years of the 
Rebellion, and many of his pupils went to do gallant service under 
their country's flag, but a statement of the relations of the School to 
the army may well be deferred to a later portion of this sketch. 

Augustine Milton Gay, a graduate of Amherst College in .1850, one 
of the Masters of the School, was made Head Master in June, 1876 ; 
but he was taken ill soon after the close of the summer vacation, and 
could only attend to his work for a short time each day until Novem- 
ber, when he died suddenly. 

For the next six months the School was under the charge of Moses 
Merrill, a graduate of Harvard College in 1856, who was aj^pointed 
Head Master in June, 1877. He was appointed an usher in the 
School in 1858, and has been connected with it ever since, so that 
he is thoroughly acquainted with its traditions and imbued with 
its spirit; under his control the aims of the School have been as 
high as ever, and it is to-day faithfully discharging its task of 
thoroughly fitting boys for College. 

The history of the Masters is, in a certain sense, a history of the 
School ; but the credit the School has acquired belongs not alone to 
those who have been at its head, but largely to those in subordinate 
capacities who have carried out their plans and seconded their 
efforts. It would be invidious to single out any of these for special 
mention. Their names are recorded upon the subsequent pages of 
this volume, and it is to commemorate all, to whose united efforts the 
reputation and honor of the School is due, that its publication has 
been undertaken. 

of classical literature. I cannot recall a single remark of his with anything in it to stimu- 
late our curiosity in philology, or any criticism from an aesthetic point of view. Opinions 
differ as to the matter of making studies interesting, but I can hardly think if Dr. Gardner 
had been as intellectual a man as, for example, the author of the Day Dreams of a School- 
master, not to mention more celebrated scholars, that something of his own fondness for 
the study would not have crept into his instructions. Mr. Dixwell, then the Head Master 
of the School, threw a certain amount of interesting illustration and anecdote into our 
recitations, and seemed to be a more literary man and fonder of books as books than 
Dr. Gardner. 

So that I look back upon him chiefly as a routine teacher, admirable of his kind, and 
strong in all that relates to character. I think he meant to do his best for us, and that we 
owe him much. May Boston always keep his memory green in her civic annals as that of 
one of her most honest and useful servants. 

* Appendix K. 


Under the names of Lovell and Hunt some account has been given, 
in letters of their pupils, of the branches taught and the modes of in- 
struction in the School ; a proper history requires that we should now 
mention the subjects taught, and the methods of teaching in vogue 
in later times. 

Among Mr. Hunt's papers was found a pamphlet bearing the signa- 
ture of John Scollay, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, entitled 
" the System of Public Education, adopted by the Town of Boston, 
15th Octob. 1789." It was evidently given him to be his guide in 
regard to the duties and responsibilities of his position, his " march- 
ing orders," so to speak, and as an interesting contribution to the 
educational history of the City, (being probably the only copy in 
existence, or certainly one of a very few copies,) we have thought it 
worthy of insertion in full in our Appendix.* 

The first article of this pamphlet provides, 

That there be one School in which the rudiments of the Latin and Greek 
languages shall be taught, and scholars fully qualified for the Universities. 
That all candidates for admission into this School shall be at least ten 
years of age, having been previously well instructed in English Grammar ; 
that they shall continue in it not longer than four years, and that they shall 
have liberty to attend the public writing Schools at such hours as the visiting 
Committee shall direct. 

Appended to this System are a series of " votes of the Committee 
appointed to carry it into execution," of which the first is : — 

That the Latin Grammar School be divided into four Classes, and that the 
following Books be used in the respective Classes. 

Then follows the list of books already mentioned in the note on 
page 41, and the vote concludes thus : — 

That those Boys who attend the Latin School be allowed to attend the 
Writing Schools in the following Hours, viz. The 1st Class from half past 
Nine o'clock, A. M. till Eleven, or from half past Three P. M. as shall be 
found most convenient, and the 2d Class in the same manner for the first 
half of that year. 

December 7th, 1789, it was Voted, that the first Monday in January, 1790, 
be the time assigned for putting into operation the new system of Education 
as adopted by the Town, and regulated by this (viz. the inspecting, referred 
to in a previous vote,) Committee. 

December 21st, 1789, it was Voted, that the Instructor of the Latin School 
be entitled the Latin Grammar Master ; * * * 

* See Appendix L. 

After Mr. Gould became the Master, further changes were made, 
by which the curriculum was much increased. In his article in the 
Prize Book, from which we have already freely drawn in these pages, 
he himself gives an account of the subjects studied, and the methods 
used in imparting instruction : — 

The scholars are distributed into six separate apartments, under the care 
of the same number of instructors ; viz. a Principal, or Head Master, a 
Sub-Master, and four Assistants. For admission, boys must be at least nine 
years old; able to read correctly and with fluency, and to write running 
hand; they must know all the stops, marks, and abbreviations, and have 
sufficient knowledge of English grammar to parse common sentences in 
prose. The time of admission is the Friday and Saturday next preceding the 
Commencement at Cambridge, which two days are devoted to the examina- 
tion of candidates. The regular course of instruction lasts five years ; and 
the School is divided into five classes according to the time of entrance. 

When a class has entered, the boys commence the Latin Grammar all 
together, under the eye of the Principal ; where they continue until he has 
become in some degree acquainted with their individual characters and 
capacities. As they change their places at each recitation, those boys will 
naturally rise to the upper part of the class, who are most industrious, or 
who learn with the greatest facility. After a time a division of from twelve 
to fifteen boys is taken off from the upper end of the class ; after a few days 
more, another division is in like manner taken off; and so on until the 
whole class is separated into divisions of equal number, it having been found 
that from twelve to fifteen is the most convenient number to drill together. 

In this way boys of like capacities are put together, and the evil of having 
some unable to learn the lesson which others get in half the time allowed, is 
in some measure obviated. The class, thus arranged for the year, is distrib- 
uted among the assistant teachers, a division to each. This is preferred to 
keeping them together ; for they are in the room with two divisions of higher 
classes, there being always three divisions in each apartment, and by the 
example of older boys they more readily correct their childish foibles and 
fall in with the habits of the School. And further, as writing is not taught 
in the School, the younger classes for the first two or three years are dis- 
missed at eleven o'clock, an hour before school is done, that they may attend 
a writing school. It is therefore necessary that one division of a class that 
stays till twelve should be in each room, to afford the instructor employment 
from eleven to twelve o'clock. This, therefore, is an hour of uninterrupted 
instruction to a single division in each room, after the other two have been 

When this distribution is made, the boys continue for the year in the 
apartment in which they are first placed, unless some particular reason 
should exist for changing them; or when the higher divisions attend the 
Sub-Master for instruction hi Geography and Mathematics, to whom these 
departments are committed. 


This method of studying each branch separately, is adopted throughout 
the School. The same individuals do not study Latin one part of the day, 
and Greek the other, but each for a month at a time ; and so with mathe- 
matics, except that the lesson for the evening, which is usually a written 
exercise, or a portion of Latin or Greek to be committed to memory, is in 
a different department from the studies of the day. In this way the aid of 
excitement, from the continuity of a subject, is secured, and a much more 
complete view of the whole obtained than when studied in detached portions, 
and the grammar of neither language permitted to go out of mind. * * * 
/At the close of every month the boys in each apartment undergo a rigid 
/examination in all the studies of that month. This is conducted by the Prin- 
cipal, with whom only the first class remains permanently, in the presence 
of their particular teacher, and such other instructors of the School as find it 
convenient to attend. These monthly examinations are sometimes attended 
by the sub-committee of the School, and are open for parents, and any other 
persons interested. If any class, or any individuals, do not pass satis- 
factory examination, they are put back, and made to go over that portion 
of studies in which they are deficient till they do pass a satisfactory 
examination. The rank of each scholar and his seat for the succeeding 
month are determined by this examination, unless an account of places for 
each recitation of the month has been kept, in which case they are deter- 
mined by a general average. The boy at the head of the first division of the 
first class is monitor for the month. The monitor writes in his bill a list of 
all the classes, in the order in which they are now arranged ; and notes, each 
half day, such as are absent. The absences of each individual for a month, or 
a year, may be known by reference to this bill. 

Boys commence with Adam's Latin Grammar, in learning which they are 
required to commit to memory much that they do not understand at the time, 
as an exercise of memory, and to accustom them to labor. There are some 
objections to this, it is true, but it has been found extremely difficult to make 
boys commit thoroughly to memory at a subsequent period, what they have 
been allowed to pass over in first learning the grammar. It takes from six to 
eight months for a boy to commit to memory all that is required in Adam's 
Grammar ; but those who do master the grammar completely, seldom find 
any difficulty afterwards in committing to memory whatever may be required 
of them. *,*.** 

The examples under the rules of syntax are the first exercises in parsing. 
The Liber Primus is the first book after the grammar. No more of this is 
taken for a lesson than can be parsed thoroughly. This and the grammar 
form the studies of the first year. To these succeed Graseiae Historic Epito- 
me, Viri Romae, Phasdri Fabulse, from Burman's text, with English notes ; 
Cornelius Nepos; Ovid's Metamorphoses, by Willymotte; with particular 
attention to scanning and the rules of prosody. Portions of Ovid are com- 
mitted to memory in the evening that were translated in the day, and verses 
selected from them for capping, which is a favorite exercise with boys. 
Valpy's Chronology of Ancient and English History, Dana's Latin Tutor, for 


writing Latin, and Tooke's Pantheon, with the books already mentioned, 
comprise the studies of the second year, The Greek Grammar is now com- 
menced, if it has not been before, Caesar's Commentaries and Electa ex 
Ovidio et Tibullo. Then follows the Delectus Sententiarum Grsecarum, a 
most excellent little book for the commencement of Greek analysis. 

And here particular care is taken that no word be passed over till all the 
changes of which it is susceptible be gone through, and the rule given for 
each. Much depends on the manner in which boys are introduced to a new 
study. They like what they can understand. Hence it not unfrequently 
happens, that lads properly initiated into Greek, soon prefer it to Latin and 
every other study. The Col. Gr. Minora follows next, with Sallust and 
Virgil ; and these, with the writing of translations in English, from Latin 
and Greek, form the studies of the third year. The exercises in the Latin 
Tutor continue till the book is entirely written through once or twice. Much 
time and labor are saved in correcting these exercises. The head boy gives 
his exercise to the teacher, and takes that of the next below him, who, in his 
turn, receives his next neighbor's, and so on, through the class. The boy 
at the bottom reads the English, a sentence at a time ; and the teacher reads 
the same in Latin, from the exercise in his hand, marking with a pencil such 
words as are wrong. Where the sentence admits of variety, each form is 
given. The boys in the mean time mark all words differing from what is 
read, by placing the figures 1, 2, 3, etc., under them. When the exercise 
has all been read, and each boy has marked the errors of his next neighbor, 
the one who has fewest takes the head, and so on. This exercise is returned 
to be corrected, and has a second reading with the next new exercise. Thus 
in fifteen minutes the task of an hour and a half is performed. The atten- 
tion in the mean while is effectually secured by the interest each boy has in 
noticing the mistakes of his neighbor, and the liability of having all marked 
to his oivn account, which shall appear on second reading not to have been 
noticed in the first. But this method, of course, can be adopted only so long 
as the Latin words are given in the exercise book. 

When the Latin Tutor can be converted into correct Latin, Valpy's Ele- 
gantise Latinas succeeds it. This book is a very valuable auxiliary in teach- 
ing to write Latin, and an important addition to our school books. It consists 
of a free translation of select portions of the most approved Latin authors, 
with many judicious and critical remarks on the rules of construction, and 
the use of words, with a key, separate from the book, to be kept by the 
instructor, where the original passages may be seen by the learner, and 
compared with his own Latin. When boys can write Latin prose grammati- 
cally, they are required to make nonsense verses, or to put words into verses 
with regard to their quantity only. When the mechanical structure of differ- 
ent kinds of versification is familiar, they have given them a literal transla- 
tion, of a few verses at a time, taken from some author with whose style they 
are not acquainted, which is to be turned into verses of the same kind as 
those from which it was taken; and then compared with the original. 
Bradley's Prosody is used for this exercise. Afterwards portions of English 

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poetry are given, to be translated into Latin verse. Original verses are 
then required, which, with themes in Latin and English, continue through 
the course. Considerable portions of all the Latin and Greek poets used 
in school are committed to memory as they are read; particularly sev- 
eral books of Yirgil, all the first book of Horace, and parts of many 
others; the third and tenth Satires of Juvenal entire; all the poetry in 
the Graeca Minora ; and many hundreds of verses in Homer. This is an 
important exercise to boys; and without it they can never write Latin 
prose or verse with the same facility as with it. It is in this way 
that the idioms of any language are gained, and in writing verses the 
quantity and proper use of most words employed by the best writers 
are instantaneously determined by recalling a verse in which they occur. 
Cicero's select orations, De Officiis, De Senectute, De Amicitia, Horace 
Exp., Juvenal and Persius Expur. Greek Primitives, Xenophon's Ana- 
basis, Maittaire's Homer, Greek Testament, Wyttenbach's Greek Histo- 
rians, together with the aforenamed exercises, and Geography, Arithmetic, 
Geometry, Trigonometry, and its uses, Algebra, etc., form the studies of 
the last two years. 

The study of arithmetic is commenced the latter part of the third year, or 
the beginning of the fourth, with Colburn's " First Lessons." Recitations in 
this are made two or three times each half day by those who are studying it. 
The boys are not expected to commit to memory the answers to the several 
questions, but to find them repeatedly before the recitation that their answers 
may then be given with more facility ; and, in order that the operations, by 
which they solve the questions, may be strictly intellectual, numbers are 
often announced by the instructor different from those in the book, and only 
the form of the questions is adhered to. After the question is announced, 
a sufficient time is allowed for each individual of the class to find the answer, 
and then one is called upon; the question is passed through the class, 
whether the answer be given right, or not, and all whose solutions are right, 
go above those, whose are wrong. After all the questions in a section have 
been understood, and solved, each boy is called upon to state the general 
method of their solution, or the rule for workiDg them. This rule, thus 
made by the boys, not given them, when corrected as to phraseology by the 
teacher, is written in a manuscript book, and committed to memory. The 
same system of advancing from particular examples to the general rule is 
observed in teaching Lacroix's Arithmetic and Euler's Algebra; Synthesis 
being considered preferable to Analysis, in these studies. The class, with 
their slates, come to the recitation forms, a question is proposed, which 
each is required to solve ; others, more and more difficult of solution, de- 
pending on the same principles are announced ; each boy on finding his 
answer passes his slate to the one above him ; and thus no one can correct 
his solution on the authority of a better scholar. All whose sums are right, 
take precedence of the others. After the solution of numerous questions pro- 
posed in as many different forms as possible, they are furnished with the 
rule, and required to commit it to memory. The blackboard is also used, 


to show the method of arranging their work with the greatest economy 
of space and labor. 

In Geometry the diagrams of Euclid are taken off, first on paper, with 
figures instead of letters, that nothing may be committed to memory without 
being understood. When they have been demonstrated from the paper, they 
are afterwards drawn by the pupil on the blackboard, with figures ; when 
the proposition is demonstrated without a book, or any aid to the memory 
whatever. Worcester's Geography is the text book in that branch ; and here 
constant and particular use is made of the maps. The bo}^s are required to 
find upon them the rise and course of every river, the situation of each town, 
etc., in their lesson ; and beside getting the text of the book, to answer any 
question which may arise upon the map of the country whose geography 
they are studying. 

Beside the books already mentioned, use is made of the following, viz. : 
jSTeilson's Greek Exercises for writing Greek, Schrevelius's Greek Lexicon, 
Hederieus, Scapula, Morell's Thesaurus, Walkers Classical Key, Lem- 
priere's Classical Dictionary, Adam's Roman Antiquities, Entick's and Ains- 
worth's Latin Dictionary, etc. 

On Saturdays the whole School comes together in the hall for declama- 
tion. The four upper classes speak in turn, a class on each Saturdaj'. 
The youngest class attends this exercise, but does not take part in it. 
After a boy has spoken, and the presiding instructor has made such ob- 
servations as he sees fit, any individual of the class that is speaking has 
a right to correct any errors in pronunciation, or any violation of the text, 
that may not have been pointed out; and if none of the class does this 
before another boy is called out it may be done by any boy in the school. 
This leads to much attention to the subject of pronunciation; and great 
acuteness is often discovered by very young boys. This is the only day 
in the week in which all the instructors and scholars unite in any religious 
or literary exercise. 

On these occasions, boys are promoted from a lower to a higher division, 
or a higher class, who have distinguished themselves, by maintaining their 
place for a given time at the head of the division in which they recite. In 
this way, a scholar sometimes gains one or two years in the five of the 
regular course. Cards of distinction, to such as deserve them, are also given 
out once a month, in presence of the whole School. 

We have allowed Mr. Gould to tell at this length, of the studies 
and methods of the School, because the impression made by him 
upon its character and discipline was so strong that, except for varia- 
tion in the text books, this description would answer for almost any 
time in the forty years subsequent to his mastership, and the pupils 
of those years will there find, recalled to themselves, the manner 
of their own recitations and the discipline of the School, with which 
they were familiar. 

The curriculum continued to be enlarged under Mr. Dillaway and 
Mr. Dixwell. 

In 1860 we find the following regulations and course of study, 
which differ but little from the requirements of the decade pre- 
ceding: — 

Each candidate for admission shall have attained to the age of ten years, 
and shall produce, from the master of the school he last attended, a certifi- 
cate of good moral character. He shall be able to read English correctly 
and fluently ; to spell all words of common occurrence ; to write a running 
hand ; understand mental arithmetic, and the simple rules of written arith- 
metic ; shall be able to answer the most important questions in geography ; 
and shall have a sufficient knowledge of English Grammar to parse common 
sentences in prose. A knowledge of Latin Grammar shall be considered 
equivalent to that of English. 

Boys shall be examined for admission into this School only once a year, 
viz : on the Friday and Saturday of the last week of the vacation succeeding 
the Exhibition of the School in July. 

The regular course of instruction shall continue six years ; and no scholar 
shall enjoy the privileges of this School beyond that term, unless by leave 
of the Sub-committee. But scholars may have the option of completing 
their course in five years or less, if willing to make due exertion ; and shall 
be advanced according to scholarship. 

The books and exercises required, during the course of instruction in this 
School, are the following : — 


1. Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammar. 2. English Grammar. 3. 
Reading English. 4. Spelling. 5. Mental Arithmetic. 6. Mitchell's Geo- 
graphical Questions. 7. Declamation. 8. Penmanship. 9. Andrews's 
Latin Lessons. 10. Andrews's Latin Reader. 

12. Written Translations/ 
15. Arnold's Latin Prose 


1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, continued. 11. Viri Romas. 
13. Colburn's Sequel. 14. Cornelius Nepos. 


1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, continued. 16. Sophocles's Greek Grammar. 
17. Sophocles's Greek Lessons. 18. Caesar's Commentaries. 19. Fasquelle's 
French Grammar. 20. Exercises in Speaking and Reading French, with a 
native French Teacher. 


1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, continued. 

21. Ovid's Metamor- 

phoses. 22. Arnold's Greek Prose Composition. 23. Felton's Greek Reader. 
24. Sherwin's Algebra. 25. English Composition. 26. Le Grandpere. 



1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, continued. 27. Virgil. 
28. Elements of History. 29. Translations from English into Latin. 


1, 7, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, continued. 30. Geometry. 
31. Cicero's Orations. 32. Composition of Latin Verses. 33. Composition 
in French. 34. Ancient History and Geography. 

The following books of reference shall be used in pursuing the above 
studies : — 

Leverett's Latin Lexicon, or Gardner's Abridgment of the same. 

Liddell and Scott's Greek Lexicon ; or Pickering's Greek Lexicon, last edition. 

Worcester's School Dictionary. 

Anthon's Classical Dictionary. 

Smith's Dictionary of Antiquities. 

Baird's Classical Manual. 

No translations of the f oregoino; Latin and Greek authors are allowed in 
the School ; nor any Interpretation, Keys, or Orders of Construction. 

The following are the holydays and vacations granted by the School Com- 
mittee to the Latin School : viz., every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon 
throughout the year ; Christmas Day, ISTew Year's Day, the Twenty-second 
of February, May Day and Fast Day ; Artillery Election ; the Fourth of July ; 
Thanksgiving Week ; the week immediately preceding the first Monday in 
March ; one week, commencing on the Monday preceding the last Wednes- 
day in May ; the two days of public exhibition at Plarvard University ; and 
the remainder of the school-year following the Exhibition in July. 

The changes of the next decade were described very fully by the 
present Head Master of the School, Mr. Merrill, at the dinner of the 
Latin School Association in 1877, and we insert that portion of his 
remarks which had special reference to them : — 

* * * There are persons in the community, and it may be that there are 
some here, who believe that the School is not a useless incumbrance upon the 
tax-payers, and yet are perplexed by some of the statements, derogatory to 
its usefulness, put into circulation from public and private sources. There- 
fore I feel compelled to present to you as briefly as possible a history of the 
School since 1870, and make known its present condition and aims. There is 
a quiet but disagreeable rumor abroad that it has lost its proud name of 
superiority among the preparatory schools of the country, and has been out- 
stripped by its younger and more fortunate rivals. In the first place I shall 
attempt to prove that for six years it was not a " preparatory school," and, 
in the second place, if the rumor be founded in fact, there is no occa- 
sion for any alarm, distrust, or discouragement now. It must and will regain 


its vantage-ground, if left to pursue its way without further interruption. 
No institution of learning can pass through the abrupt changes in its cur- 
riculum, methods and teachers, which the Latin School has passed through 
since 1870, without suffering a diminution of power and thoroughness in 

** ? What these changes have been I will briefly state, and I invite your espec- 
ial attention to the following order offered to the School Board and adopted 
September 8, 1868 :— 

Ordered, That a committee of nine be appointed to consider the subject of 
establishing an institution of learning in which the English and classical studies 
may be pursued; that said committee shall have public hearings to which 
eminent educators shall be invited ; that said committee, if they deem it expedient, 
shall prepare a full and liberal course of study, to be submitted to this board 
which shall include Latin and Greek, one or more modern languages, English 
literature, mathematics, music, and other sciences ; that if the need for such an 
institution is shown, said committee shall consider the expediency of merging in 
it the Latin School and the English High School, and of establishing in the new 
school a special course of study for those who desire to fit for a university edu- 
cation ; that in reference to such special training for the university, said committee 
shall make inquiry as to the methods of teaching the ancient languages in use 
upon the continent of Europe, as well as in the best English and American 

It will be observed that the object of this order was to destroy the identity 
of the Latin School. It was at first proposed to establish a free academy, 
or Boston College, for advanced instruction in the language and sciences. 
When this project was abandoned it was proposed to unite the Latin and 
English High Schools. Long and patient hearings were given by the com- 
mittee to several of the most prominent teachers of New England, of whom 
two were instructors in the Latin School — Dr. Gardner and Mr. Gay. The 
committee solved the difficulty by recommending that the two Schools be 
combined in one under the name of " Latin and High School." This report, 
which is quite long and condemns the method of teaching Latin and Greek in 
vogue in the Latin School, was made May 11, 1869. No action was taken 
upon it, and it was recommitted June 8. The whole subject of High School 
education was referred to a special committee of seven, February 8, 1870, no 
action having been taken on the reports of the previous committee of nine. 
The new committee, as well as the old, was composed of some of the most 
intelligent and cultivated gentlemen of the board, and who, without ques- 
tion, had at heart the best interests of education in this city. Such being the 

s, it has always been inexplicable to all practical teachers with whom I 
have conversed on the subject, under what infatuation the following cur- 
riculum was adopted for the School in the summer of 1870. I accounted for 

t the time in the supposition that there was a determination to introduce 
the public school system of Boston a German gymnasium, pure and 

pie, whether the concomitants of such an institution could be introduced 


in tf 


Sections 1 and 10 of the regulations of the Public Latin School, adopted at 
that time, are as follows : — 

Section 1. The purpose of this School is to give thorough general culture 
. to boys intending to pursue the higher branches of learning or preparing for 
professional life. 

Sect. 10. The studies pursued in the several years of the course, and the 
list of authors used, are here given : — 

Sixth Class. — Harkness's Latin Grammar (Rudiments) ; Harkness's Latin 
Reader ; Viri Romse ; Fables of Phsedrus ; Scott, Goldsmith, Campbell, 
Wordsworth, Cowper, Tennyson, Leigh Hunt ; Ancient History of the East ; 
Review of General Geography; Geography of Asia; Arithmetic reviewed 
and completed ; Eaton's Arithmetic, Crittenden's Calculations ; Elementary 
Algebra through simple equations, one unknown quantity ; Ray's Element- 
ary Algebra ; Zoology ; Drawing ; Penmanship ; Music ; Gymnastics. 

Fifth Class. — Nepos ; Justin ; Old English Ballads ; Sterne, Mrs. Thrale, 
Beattie, Cowper, Hawthorne, Tennyson, Longfellow, Morris, Hazlitt ; His- 
tory of Ancient Greece ; Geography of Europe and Africa ; Otto's French 
Grammar, first part, with exercises ; Elementary Algebra to the Binomial 
Theorem, Ray ; Geology (winter) , Botany (spring and summer) , Dana and 
Gray, with specimens ; Drawing ; Music ; Gymnastics. 

Fourth Class. — Caesar, De Bello Gallico ; Ovid, Metamorphoses ; Quintus 
Curtius; Virgil, iEneid I, II; Cicero, De Amicitia, De Senectute; Greek 
Grammar (Rudiments) ; Greek Lessons ; Xenophon, Anabasis begun ; ./Elian* 
Extracts ; Lucian, Dialogues ; Plutarch, one life ; Gray, Addison, Moore, 
Burns, Irving, Bryant, Hood, Hawthorne, Shelley, Rogers : History of An- 
cient Rome ; Revision of Geography of Asia, Europe and Africa ; Geography 
of America and Oceanica ; Le Grand Pere, with applications of Syntax ; Ex- 
ercises in translating and writing from a French treatise on Natural Science ; 
Plane Geometry ; Chauvenet's Elementary Geometry ; Geology and Botany, 
as in previous year ; Drawing ; Music ; Gymnastics. 

Third Class. — Latin Prosody; Virgil, iEneid HI, IV, V — Eclogues; 
Cicero, Archias, Marcellus ; Sallust, Catiline ; Horace, a few Odes ; Terence, 
Andria, Adelphi. Homer, Iliad ; Isocrates, Panegyric on Athens ; Plutarch, 
Morals (one part) ; Lucian, Art of Writing History ; Milton, Pope, Irving, 
Thompson, Collins, Prescott, Coleridge, Keats, Burke, Wordsworth, Holmes, 
Tyndall ; History of the Middle Ages, from the fifth century to the four- 
teenth ; Physical and Political Geography of Europe in minute detail ; Frenjch 
Comedy ; Translation ; Recitation ; Writing French ; Exercises in translating 
and writing from French Scientific Treatise; Krauss's German Grammajr, 
with Exercises in German; Pure Algebra begun; Algebraic Doctrine |fi 
Logarithms; Loomis's Algebra, Bremiker's Logarithmic Tables; TV 
Trigonometry begun; Chauvenet's Trigonometry; a French Treatise 
Physical Philosophy and Mechanics ; Drawing ; Music (optional) ; G 


Second Class. — Latin Verses; Virgil, iEneid VI, VII, VIII — Passages 
from the Georgics ; Cicero, Verres, Catiline, Dream of Scipio ; Horace, Odes, 
Epodes, Epistles; Tacitus, Agricola; Livy, one book; Quintilian; Greek 
Prosody ; Homer, Iliad ; Euripides, Alcestis ; Demosthenes, Olynthiacs, Phil- 
ippics ; Plato, Crito, Apologia ; Milton, Pope, Dryden, Spencer, Thackeray, 
Lamb, Tennyson, Lowell, Whittier, Euskin, Shakespeare; History of the 
Middle Ages, and of modern times, from the fourteenth century to the mid- 
dle of the seventeenth ; Physical and Political Geography of Asia, Africa, 
America, Oceanica, in minute detail ; Racine, Corneille, Moliere, Rousseau ; 
French Essays ; Conversation in French ; Krauss's Grammar, with German 
Reader ; Plane Trigonometry finished, with applications ; Chauvenet, Solid 
Geometry; Chauvenet's Elementary Geometry; Physics; Mechanics; As- 
tronomy (French Treatise) ; Drawing ; Music (optional) ; Gymnastics. 

First Class. — Virgil, Parts of JEneid ; Cicero, De Republica ; Tacitus, An- 
nals ; Livy ; Horace continued, with Ars Poetica ; Plautus ; Lucretius, Extracts ; 
Greek Verses ; Homer, Odyssey ; Thucydides, first book ; Demosthenes, Phil- 
ippics, De Corona ; Sox^hocles, (Edipus ; Aristophanes, Birds, Clouds ; 
Macaulay, Junius, Emerson, Marvell, George Herbert, Byron, Carlyle, Rob- 
ert Hall, Channing, Ben Jonson, Bacon, Shakespeare ; Modern History, from 
the accession of Louis the Fourteenth of France ; Geography reviewed ; 
Geography in relation to climate, soil, manufactures, commerce ; Cosmo- 
graphy; French, as in previous year, a French Historical, or Scientific 
author; German prose writers and poetry; Spherical Trigonometry; 
Chauvenetfs Trigonometry; Review of Trigonometric Formulae, Higher 
Algebra, etc., Loomis's Algebra; Chemistry; Astronomy; Music (optional) ; 

It will be admitted that the School was no longer a preparatory school. 

The age for admission was raised from ten to twelve years. Twelve boys 
only were admitted to the regular course of study in 1870 — the first year of 
this experiment. All these left school or were graduated before 1876 — the 
time for fully completing the course. Consequently there was no graduat- 
ing class for that year. Had there been no modifications in the requirements 
for admission and in the curriculum in 1871, there would have been no class, 
or a very small one, to graduate in 1877. At this time also — i. e., in 1870 — 
the departmental method of instruction was introduced. All the teachers 
were raised to the grade of Masters, and the quota of pupils for each in- 
structor was reduced to twenty-five. The expenses of the School increased 
enormously. The discipline immediately declined — attributable more to the 
position taken by the Head Master, after these changes, than to any other 
cause. I speak no ill of the dead. If Dr. Gardner were with us to-night he 
would confirm my statement and defend his course. He declared that he 
would not, and, true to his declarations, he did not, aid the subordinate 
teachers in their attempts to control their classes. To use his own words, 
" Each man must paddle his own canoe." In some instances disorder and 
insubordination reigned. That Dr. Gardner was not in sympathy with the 


change in sentiment in regard to these methods and objects of education is 
too well known to require affirmation. He believed that the day of sound 
learning was rapidly passing away. Evidences of his declining health be- 
came apparent, and he was in a chronic state of despondency and discour- 
agement which continued until feebleness prevented any further participa- 
tion in the active duties of life. The inevitable result of this state of things 
was a decline in that strict discipline and thorough scholarship which had 
been characteristic of the School from time immemorial. 

Another result, very serious for the time being, but not so permanent in its 
effects, was a distrust in the community in regard to the efficiency of the 
School, and a dislike for it (I think hatred too strong a word), arising from 
causes already stated, as well as from the unpopularity of the Head Master 
in certain quarters, and the exorbitant expenses, amounting to nearly $250 a 
year for each pupil. The present tuition is $117. 

Mr. Gay took charge of the School in November, 1875, as Acting Head 
Master, during Dr. Gardner's illness; succeeding him in June, 1876. The 
new board of education was organized at the time, I think the very day, 
of Dr. Gardner's death. One of the first acts of Mr. Gay and the board, 
relating to the Latin School, was the preparation and adoption of a course 
of study to supersede that of 1870, which had never been repealed, but 
modified, of course, from year to year ; and such a course as would restore 
the School to its time-honored aims and purposes, the preparation of boys 
for college, especially for Harvard. While many gentlemen took a deep 
interest in this work, we are indebted to President Eliot more than to any 
other person for our present excellent curriculum. A year's experience 
shows that, with very slight and unimportant modifications, it is entirely 
practicable. It meets with general commendation, and many parents have 
expressed the desire to place their sons in a School which afforded a course 
of study so admirable in all respects. This course was adopted by the 
School in September, 1876, one month previous to my appointment as acting 
Head Master. Mr. Gay was greatly interested in its adoption, and felt that 
the School was entering upon a new and more efficient career. But his 
state of health was such that he could spend with us but two or three hours 
each day, and at the end of the first month his visits ceased altogether. He 
died November 2. Thus within the period of a single year two Head Masters 
terminated their labors in the School and passed from this life to another. 
Though we reverently and submissively bow to these dispensations of God's 
providence, yet such a loss and the consequent changes must necessarily 
prove detrimental to the highest welfare of the School. Both have gone 
to their rest after a life of entire consecration to their profession, and there 
are many ready to rise and bless their memory. Bequiescant in pace. 

It has been shown that the School had no definite aim from the year 1870 
to the time of Dr. Gardner's decease, or perhaps better, the unattainable aim 
of " general culture. 1 ' The highest of aims you will say, perhaps. I grant 
it. But the pupils, or their parents, desired to avail themselves of the advan- 
tages of the Latin School for only one stage in this pursuit of " general 


culture," namely the preparation of their sons for college. They preferred 
the University for the more advanced stages. 

Our " general culture 1 ' plan included a preparatory, and a good part of a 
university, course in certain branches. A school without a definite aim can- 
not be successful, any more than a man without an aim. Our School, under 
the " general culture" plan, was undertaking too much, and more than the 
public desired. But, thanks to the Committee on High Schools, aided by 
the late Head Master, Mr. Gay, and the Board of Supervisors, to the Presi- 
dent of Harvard University, and to all others interested in the welfare of our 
school, that day has past. The School has now a definite aim, and "general 
culture " is no less a part of it than before. * * * * 

I firmly believe that, notwithstanding all the mistakes and disappoint- 
ments of the last six or seven years, which the teachers were powerless to 
avoid or prevent, the Latin School is as dear to-day to the citizens of Boston 
as any other institution of learning within its limits, and that they are as ready 
to extend and perpetuate its usefulness by money, sympathy and cheering 
words as our fathers were when it was a select school, principally, as it has 
been intimated, for the rich and exclusive. The changes in the School have 
not been so great as the changes in our population. And I am willing to 
admit that our pupils do not all bear the names, nor are the lineal descend- 
ants, of our glorious old forefathers who came over here in the Mayflower ; 
some even bear names of those who have come over in vessels of a later date. 
But I am confident in the opinion that you cannot find in any public or 
private school in this country four hundred and thirty lads more cultivated 
or more intelligent than those in the Boston Latin School of to-day. * * * 
They are treated as gentlemen, and they are gentlemanly in return ; they 
are taught to respect themselves by the confidence placed in them ; their 
statements are received as true unless there are the strongest reasons for 
doubting them. * [' * * * * It is the aim of the teachers to inculcate 
principles of morality, honor and patriotism, pure living and high aspira- 
tions, as well as to give the best possible intellectual training. Secta- 
rianism is carefully avoided, but we do not hesitate to present the divine 
precepts and example of our Lord as well as the virtues of Socrates and 
the patriotism of Regulus and Hannibal. ]STo parent need fear contamina- 
tion in the Latin School beyond what might happen wherever boys are 
assembled together. 

The School contains 430 boys, divided into eight classes. It has one Head 
Master, three Masters, six Sub-Masters and three Ushers. It has special 
instructors in German, French, drawing, music and military drill. It is not 
a select, but it is a public school, supported by the tax-payers of Boston, and 
is open to all boys who wish to prepare for college. 

The departmental system is still adhered to in the four upper classes, and 
I believe with advantage. * * * * Each teacher cheerfully takes the 
responsibility of the progress and final results of his own department. The 
four lower classes, consisting of seven divisions, are placed in charge of 
teachers who take them along in all branches, except music and drawing. 


All the instructors have been selected with great care by the committee, 
and, most of them have already met with the highest success as teachers 
in our JSFew England colleges and best preparatory schools ; the younger men 
are doing well. The methods of instruction have been changed in some 
branches, especially in Latin, geography and French. The whole School 
seems to be well classified, based upon the records of last year's work, and 
a rigid examination in all studies given to each pupil at the close of the 

Mr. Cap en, the Senior Master, who spent an entire vacation in Germany a 
few years since, in examining the methods of instruction in the best schools 
for secondary education, asserts, without fear of contradiction, that the 
methods in our School are as nearly like those of the best German gym- 
nasiums as they possibly can be without transplanting the entire German 
system to America. When he presented for their inspection the course of 
study of which I have already given you some extracts, they looked at him 
with surprise, and asked him if we accomplished all that. * * * * 

I will close with a brief statement of what the School has done for those 
who left us the past summer. If the verdict must still be only ten per cent. 
of what is accomplished in some foreign schools, it certainly is a very fair 
percentage toward the requisitions of the best American colleges. Thirty- 
four young gentlemen from this School applied for admission to higher 
institutions of learning, and not one was rejected — twenty-three to Harvard, 
four to Amherst, one to Yale, one to Dartmouth, one to Williams, one to 
Wesleyan, one to Boston University, one to West Point and one to the Agri- 
cultural College in Amherst ; two more have entered immediately upon the 
study of medicine and law, and still another could have received his certifi- 
cate of admission to college, but preferred to wait another year — making in 
all thirty -seven. Two of these students were fitted in one year in the classics.- 
One pupil of the third class, after three or four months of private instruction, 
was admitted to one of our New England colleges. A very fair per cent, of 
these applicants were admitted without " conditions," though not so large as 
will be, we trust, in future years. 

The following year, speaking of the requirements for admission to 
college, and the work done in the School to prepare the pupils to 
meet them, he said further : — 

Many of you may not be aware of the important changes which have 
recently taken place in the requisitions for admission to our higher institu- 
tions of learning and the course of study pursued after admission, and the 
effects of these changes upon the preparatory schools. * * * * 

Twenty-five years ago, and for several succeeding years, the requisitions 
for admission to college embraced four subjects in Latin, four in Greek, 
three in mathematics, ancient and modern geography, and elements of 
ancient history, in all thirteen subjects. French, English composition, 
physical geography and physics (or one optional branch of three in natural 


science), have since been added, so arranged with the others as to make six- 
teen subjects. In French, the candidate is required to translate at sight a pas- 
sage of easy prose ; in English composition, he is required to write a ' ' piece 
of English, correct in spelling, punctuation, grammar, division by para- 
graphs, and expression " ; the subject for the composition is taken from cer- 
tain specified works of standard English authors. There has also been a 
marked increase in the amount of Latin, ancient history, algebra and 
geometry required. * * * * 

From these facts there can be but one inference about the test for admis- 
sion applied to the sons of to-day compared with the test applied to their 
fathers when they knocked at the college doors. The sons may not be 
required to know twice as much as the fathers knew to gain admission — it 
is certain they do not — but the test, if rigidly applied, is doubly severe. 

The last Harvard catalogue contained a new method in the requisitions. 
* * * * It prescribes a minimum requisition in four groups of subjects, 
viz. : Latin, Greek, mathematics, physical and natural science ; a maximum 
in at least two of these groups. Fully one-half of the examination in Latin 
and Greek prose is the translation at sight of passages like the authors 
studied. The amount required to be read in the preparatory school is con- 
siderably less in Latin and somewhat less in Greek. But the candidate 
cannot, in my opinion, be suitably prepared for the examination without 
translating nearly or quite as much in both languages as before, and the test, 
as applied by the new method, demands a more careful and elaborate 
analysis of the text, though less of the minutiae of the grammar. * * * * 

These changes are not arbitrary ; they are the inevitable result of the senti- 
ment that has arisen, or been developed, in the last quarter of a century in 
regard to the methods, scope and objects of a finished education. Unless we 
are ready to show that this sentiment is erroneous, it would be absurd to 
assert that these changes are a mistake. Whatever difficulties we have to 
meet and overcome, we are certainly taking progressive steps in the cause of 
education. In fact, the very difficulties indicate progression, and not declen- 
sion. If the standard is higher the attainments will be greater. But it is an 
undeniable fact so far as the Latin School is concerned, that what is under- 
taken to day is not so thoroughly done as when less was required, because 
very little more time, if any, is given to accomplish it. The increase of time 
has not been proportionate with the increase of requirements. I would not 
lessen the requirements, but allow the additional time necessary to do well 
the work imposed : and this brings me to the consideration of the most im- 
portant part of my subject, to which I would call your especial attention. 

What advantages do the boys of to-day enjoy, that their fathers did not, to 
meet the severer test of higher education ? Do they have better teachers ? 
If such were the fact it would not be becoming in us to assert it ; we will not 
claim it. Do they have better means of acquiring information? If the 
student's acquisitions depended upon this, something might be granted in 
favor of the present day ; but I have not yet become a convert to the belief in 
any " royal road to learning. 11 Do they have more time? I think not. In 


the Latin School Saturday has become a holiday ; the summer vacation is 
extended from six weeks to ten or eleven weeks ; gymnastics, or military drill, 
music and drawing, which do not enter into the examination for admission 
to college, occupy four hours a week ; four hours are given to English liter- 
ature and physical science, and additional hours to mathematics and French, 
which were formerly given to Latin and Greek. Much that is superfluous or 
fruitless in the earlier requirements has been omitted, it is true, but the essen- 
tials still remain. 

Another fact is pertinent here. It used to be a common remark that the 
Latin School graduates had little to do during the Freshman year. This was 
undoubtedly true. * * * * But that day is past. The Freshman is 
required now to enter a new and almost untried field of labor, and to do work 
as difficult as in any year of his whole course. If well informed on one or 
more subjects, that fact is ascertained by the examination for admission, and 
he is placed in an advanced division. Therefore, it will be seen that students 
no longer do a part of the college work in the preparatory school. The 
preparation, however perfect, becomes the basis of more advanced and 
difficult work in the college. This is as it should be. Furthermore, the 
college offers to the new candidate examinations for advanced standing in 
Latin, Greek, mathematics and modern languages, and, if successful in any 
one or all of them, he will be placed in advance of his less proficient 
competitor. I do not think this difference in the grade of scholarship at 
Harvard and elsewhere is fully understood or appreciated, even by gradu- 
ates, as late as ten years ago. 

Notwithstanding this increase in the requisitions for admission, the growth 
in the college curriculum, the pruning of the school year with us, and the in- 
troduction of exercises in the weekly round of school duties not absolutely 
necessary for the examination, yet with many parents the desire remains that 
entrance to the college be gained in the shortest possible time, too often 
regardless of the state of preparation. 

No additional legislation is required to meet the difficulties of the case, 
because the regulations of the School Board provide for a course of eight 
years, to begin at nine years of age. We find, however, by experience, that 
candidates of that age cannot pass our examination and carry along the work 
of the first year with success, except in rare instances. Ten seems to be a 
more suitable age for admission, and eighteen for graduation, and to this 
there is little objection. But the great majority of our graduates do not enter 
the school at ten, but come later— from twelve to eighteen— and, whatever 
their ability, or previous acquisitions, desire to get ready for college in one, 
two, or three years. Pupils oftentimes leave or are withdrawn from the 
school when they are told, after trial, that they cannot be prepared for col- 
lege in the time that they have assigned for this part of their education. * * 

It appears to me that there can be but one deduction from these facts. A 
more thorough and complete preparation than ever before is absolutely 
necessary, both for a successful admission to college and for the successful 
prosecution of the studies after such admission. To accomplish this more 


time must be given to it than in the past, and sufficient time to meet the 
increasing demands of higher education. 

A few words in conclusion about the present condition of the School. As 
you will see by the catalogue, the number of the pupils is 428, or about the 
number of last year. Since September 1 about forty lads have been refused 
who wished to become pupils. Dr. Gardner rarely refused an applicant. 
Such a policy this year would have carried the number to nearly 500 pupils. 
Would this indicate success ? I think not. Numbers alone are not requisite 
for the highest degree of prosperity. And yet no boy has been refused who 
seemed to give any promise of continuing long at the School or possibly com- 
pleting the course and entering college. I have been compelled to postpone 
the admission of a few applicants till there should be vacancies in the classes 
which they are qualified to join. Every room in the two buildings granted to 
our use is occupied, and some rooms are over-crowded. But we are toiling 
patiently on to the time when there will be room enough and to spare. It is 
expected that the new School-house, situated on the square bounded by War- 
ren Avenue and Dartmouth, Montgomery and Clarendon Streets, will be 
ready for occupancy in September, 1880. Till then we must be subjected to 
many inconveniences. Tempus veniat. There are twelve Masters and junior 
masters engaged in the regular instruction of the School, faithful and earnest 
men, who were among the best scholars in their respective classes in the pre- 
paratory and collegiate courses of study, and many of whom had gained an 
enviable name as instructors in colleges and high schools before coming to 
Boston. Owing to their firm, discreet and courteous management the School 
is in a good state of discipline. Its moral tone is excellent, of which I have 
had several proofs this term. The pupils appear to be impressed with the 
idea that the School is a place for work and manly behavior. So far as schol- 
arship is concerned, our instruction has not been satisfactory. Will it ever 
be ? Can it ever be ? Growth in knowledge, like growth in piety, seems to 
remove one farther from the goal of perfection the more one struggles to 
reach it. Still, we shall persevere in striving to give the pupils as thorough 
a preparation and as broad a culture as is in our power, and not be dis- 
couraged by defeats and disappointments. 

A marked change in the methods of instruction was made when a 
separate department was assigned to each teacher, instead of his 
instructing, as had hitherto been the case, one class in all its 
branches of study. In the Appendix* we insert a tabular view of the 
exercises, arranged for the year 1876, just after this change had 
taken place, and about the time of the changes referred to in Mr. 
Merrill's speech of the next year. 

After the decease of Dr. Gardner and Mr. Gay, considerable discus- 
sion arose in respect to their successor. The School had once more 
failed to possess the entire confidence of its alumni and the com- 

* See Appendix M. 

munity. This was the result of various circumstances and had been 
for some time growing. A correspondent of one of the daily papers 
thus writes of it : 

Ten years ago several members of the School Committee came to the 
conclusion that the Public Latin School had fulfilled its mission, and advanced 
several proposals with regard to its future. First, that its existence should 
be terminated at once ; second, that it should be merged in the English 
High School ; third, that it should be made a branch of, and subordinate to the 
High School. This attempt to destroy the School signally failed, and in 
truth was more in the nature of a personal attack upon the then Head Master 
than an honest desire for reform. Fortunately for the School and the city no 
one of these proposals was adopted ; but, unfortunately, for the last six 
years of its history, a plan was adopted that has proved itself impracticable, 
and even impossible, of execution. 

The curriculum of the School has ever been one of severe and rigid dis- 
cipline in the ancient classics, based upon the established opinion of learned 
men that there was but one course of study suitable to lay the foundation of 
a thorough and liberal culture. When we recognize the eminence of past 
graduates of this School and of the other classical schools of the country, who 
were educated on this plan, even the most ardent advocates of new methods 
must hesitate to call it false and absurd ; yet it undoubtedly is true that the 
devotees of classical education recognize that the requirements of the times 
necessitate a modification of the old methods of instruction in the classics, and 
see the necessity of introducing into the curriculum the rudiments of modern 
languages and various other branches of study. , 

The course of instruction at the School for the last six years has endeav- 
ored to revolutionize rather than reform the School. Its aim was in the 
direction of a union of the High and Latin Schools, to produce a sort of brevet 
university of the mongrel kind, in which any or all species of learning 
might be had in lots to suit. * * * * The last six years have proved the 
impracticability of this plan, the best evidence of which is that it has failed to 
fit pupils satisfactorily for the requirements of our colleges, that it has not 
been approved by the teachers, or found acceptable to parents or scholars. 
This year an entirely new curriculum has been adopted, based on the old 
classical system, eradicating from it the parrot grammatical part, which was 
the bane of the old system, and teaching the ancient languages rather in the 
method and spirit of a modern tongue. This system also reduces the time 
formerly given to the higher mathematics, and adds a modicum of French, 
history, the sciences and English literature. 

/it will be seen that 1876 begins a new era in the history of Boston's most 
venerable and most celebrated literary institution. It has been most wisely 
decided to continue it as a distinctly classical preparatory school, with a new 
and improved curriculum, in which a careful training in Latin, Greek, and 
mathematics, and in the rudiments of the French and German languages is to 
form the base, with general instruction in the elements of the natural sciences. 


history and English literature, grammar and rhetoric, together with instruc- 
tion in drawing and music. This course is to be pursued not with reference 
to educating the pupil for business — that is the proper and peculiar work of 
the English High School, a task which it has most acceptably accomplished 
in the past, and which requires a curriculum which shall anticipate a part of 
the work provided for by the college. But the work of the Latin School is to 
prepare the student to enter college with the kind of instruction which shall 
best enable him to pursue a college course. In a word, its work is to feed 
the professions, and so long as Boston needs clergymen, doctors and lawyers, 
it is right and proper that she should see to it that a free school is provided, 
so that her humblest citizen may secure to his children a classical, college 
education, and that poverty may be no insurmountable obstacle to talent. 

Not only does this new curriculum, founded on the advice of President 
Eliot of Harvard, and other leading educators, go into operation this year, 
but a new system of government is to be tried. A system of corrections and 
penalties for misbehavior has been introduced. By it constant communication 
is kept up between the parents of the offender and the Head Master of the 
School, and the. parent distinctly understands what the boy's offence is, and 
what penalty is inflicted, and what will be the next step in the boy's punish- 
ment. Thus the parents can never be taken unawares, and are compelled to 
co-operate with the government of the School in disciplining their children. 
This plan is an improvement on the old, severe, and often unwise and 
cruel methods of government, and must tend to elevate and improve the 
morale of the institution. 

At the present time the course of instruction and the text-books 
employed, as given in the Annual Catalogue for 1883, are : — 



Latin. — 1. Regular forms; Latin into English, with some unprepared 
translation. 2. Writing Latin from dictation. 3. Vocabulary ; English into 
Latin, oral and written exercises. 

English. — Reading aloud from (a) Hawthorne's Wonder Book and True 
Stories j (b) either Tom Brown's School Days at Rugby, or Charles and Mary 
Lamb's Tales from Shakspeare; and (c) History of the United States. 2. 
Reading aloud and recitation of, some of Whittier's and Longfellow's poems. 
3. Language lessons, including (a) the study of the principles of English 
Grammar ; (b) oral and written abstracts of the history and other reading les- 
sons ; and (c) Spelling in connection with the written exercises. 

Geography and History. — 1. Physical and Political Geography, with map 
drawing, of (a) the United States ; (b) the countries of Europe ; (c) the re- 
maining countries of North America. 2. History of United States read. [See 


Natural or Physical Science. — (To begin March 1). Physiology and 
Hygiene (oral instruction). 

Mathematics. — Arithmetic, oral and written ; 1. Review. 2. Metric Sys- 
tem. 3. Percentage, including commission, profit and loss, and other simple 

Oral Geometry : Forms and simple truths. 

Miscellaneous. — Penmanship. Military drill and Gymnastics. 


Latin. — 1. Forms and Syntax. 2. Translation of easy Latin, and Caesar's 
Gallic War, Books I-II. 3. Translation of Latin at sight. 4. Writing Latin 
from dictation; committing passages to memory. 5. Vocabulary, turning 
English into Latin, including sentences like those in Caesar. 

English — 1. Reading aloud from (a) Hawthorne's Tanglewood Tales; 
(6) Autobiography of Franklin; Familiar Letters of John and Abigail 
Adams, etc. ; and (c) History of England. 2. Reading aloud, and reci- 
tation of, some of Holmes's, Bryant's, and parts of Scott's poems. 3. Lan- 
guage lessons of Class VI to be continued. 

Geography and History. — 1. Physical and Political Geography, with map- 
drawing of (a) the countries of South America ; (b) the West Indies, etc. ; 
(c) the countries of Asia and Africa; (d) Australia, Malaysia, and other 
islands of the Pacific. 2. Reading from English History. 

Natural Science. — (To begin March 1.) Zoology (oral instruction). 

Mathematics. — Arithmetic, oral and written; 1. Percentage continued, in- 
including simple interest, discount, " problems " in interest, partial payments, 
and compound interest. 2. Compound numbers. 3. Ratio and proportion. 
4. Powers and roots. 5. Mensuration, with oral Geometry. 

Miscellaneous. — Penmanship. Military drill and Gymnastics. 


Latin. — 1. Caesar's Gallic War, Books HI-IV ; Ovid, about 1,000 lines, and 
Virgil's Aeneid, Book I, including some study of prosody ; unprepared trans- 
lation. 2. Writing from dictation; committing passages to memory. 3. 
Vocabulary; English into Latin, including retranslation of passages from 

English. — Reading aloud from (a) Church's Stories from Homer; (b) 
either Dana's Two Years before the Mast or Irving's Sketch Book ; (c) Plu- 
tarch's Lives of Famous Greeks. 2. Reading aloud, and recitation of, some 
of Lowell's, and Gray's, and parts of Goldsmith's poems. 3. Oral and 
written exercises, including (a) abstracts of Plutarch's Lives, and (6) com- 
positions, chiefly narratives or descriptions, on subjects drawn from reading 

French. — 1. Pronunciation; forms of regular verbs, etc. ; oral reading and 
translations of easy French; unprepared translation. 2. Writing French 


from dictation. 3. Vocabulary ; English into French, oral and written exer- 

Geography and History. — 1. General reviews of Geography, with special 
attention to (a) astronomical and physical phenomena ; and (6) the political 
and commercial relations of different countries. 2. (a) Plutarch's Lives of 
Famous Greeks read ; (6) History of Greece, with historical Geography. 

Natural Science. — Zoology (oral instruction). 

Mathematics. — Algebra, including the generalizations of Arithmetic. 

Military Drill and Gymnastics. 


Latin. — 1. Aeneid, Books LT-IV; Sallust's Catiline; easy passages from 
Cicero; unprepared translations. 2. Committing passages to memory. 3. 
Vocabulary ; English into Latin, including retranslation of passages from Sal- 
lust and Cicero. 

Greek. — 1. Forms. Greek into English, including the translation of about 
25 pages from Xenophon's Anabasis ; unprepared translation. 2. Writing 
Greek from dictation. 3. Vocabulary ; English into Attic Greek, oral and 
written exercises. 

English. — 1. Reading aloud from (a) Plutarch's Lives of Famous Romans; 
(b) Addison's papers in the Spectator. 2. Reading aloud, and recitation 
of, Macaulay's Lays of Ancient Rome, and some of Tennyson's, Emerson's 
and Wordsworth's poems. 3. Written abstracts ; compositions ; translations 
from a foreign language. 

French. — 1. Oral reading; oral and written translation of some modern 
prose work ; unprepared translation. 2. Writing from dictation ; committing 
passages to memory. 3. Vocabulary; English into French, oral and written 

History. — History of Rome, with historical Geography. 

Natural Science. — Botany. 

Mathematics. — Algebra, including the generalizations of, and applications 
to, Arithmetic. 

Military Drill and Gymnastics. 


Latin. — 1. Cicero, four orations; Vergil's Bucolics, and review of Aeneid, 
Books I-IV; translation at sight. Committing passages to memory. 3. 
Vocabulary ; English into Latin, including oral and written exercises based 
upon passages 'from Cicero. 

Greek. — 1. Anabasis, Books I-IV, of its equivalent; sight translation of 
easy passages from Xenophon's works. 2. Writing Greek from dictation ; 
committing passages to memory. 3. Vocabulary ; English into Attic Greek, 
including sentences like those of Xenophon. 


English. — 1. Reading and study of (a) one play of Shakspeare : and (b) 
a part of the English required for admission to college. 2. Recitation of 
prose and poetry. 3. Writing translations from a foreign language ; and 

French. — 1. Oral reading; oral and written translation of some modern 
prose and poetry ; translation at sight. 2. Committing passages to memory. 
3. Oral and written exercises in French composition. 

History. History and Geography of Greece and Rome completed. 

Natural Science. — Physics. 

Mathematics. — 1. Algebra through quadratic equations. 2. Algebra and 
Arithmetic reviewed. 3. Plane Geometry. 

Military Brill and Gymnastics. 


Latin. — 1. Aeneid, Books V-IX; Cicero, three orations; translation at 
sight. 2. Committing passages to memory. 3. Vocabulary; English into 
Latin, including oral and written exercises based upon passages from 

Greek. — 1. Herodotus, selection; and sight translations of ordinary pas- 
sages ; Homer's Iliad, Books 1-1II, or its equivalent, with study of prosody. 
2. Committing passages to memory. 3. Greek composition, oral and writ- 

English. — 1. Reading and study of the English required for admission to 
college. 2. Recitation of prose and poetry. 3. Writing translations and 

French. — 1. Prepared and sight translations, oral and written, of one or 
more French classics ; reading a history of France. 2. Committing passages 
to memory. 3. Oral and written exercises in French composition. 

Mathematics. — Plane Geometry completed. 

Military Drill and Gymnastics. 

The earliest Latin School house was just behind the present loca- 
tion of King's Chapel, and the name of " School Street," a con- 
traction of the older "South Latin Grammar School Street," is a 
continual reminder that here, for the first two centuries of the town 
and city of Boston, stood its first and chief School.* 

The first School house was undoubtedly as simple and plain a 
building as the first Meeting house, the Master probably living in 
a portion of it, and keeping the School in the remainder, as we find 

* School St. is called, at as late a period as 1669 in a deed of Robert Eight's, " the street 
going up to elder James Penn's " (Penn's lot was where the Albion now stands) ; yet the 
town school had been kept there since 1645 (sic) . Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc'y xx, p. 318. 


that was the case when Mr. Woodmansey was Master in T650-67. # 
A conjectural drawing of the building has been made, which represents 
a two-story building, with an old-fashioned roof, rude and plain, but 
it is uncertain whether this represents the original or the second 

Probably the School ceased to be held in the Schoolmaster's house 
during Mr. Cheever's mastership (1671-1708), for in Mr. Hassam's 
monograph on Cheever we have an account of the erection oi a new 
house for Mr. Cheever's occupancy, in which no provision for the 
School appears, and a little later we find the following on the Town 
Records : 

' " At a Town Meeting held in the Town House in Boston, March 13. 1703-4, 
it was, Voted that a New School-house be build instead of the Old School 
House in wch mr Ezekiell Chever Teacheth and it is Left wth the Selectmen 
to get the same accomplished.'" 

June 27th, 1704, the Selectmen voted to proceed to the erection of 
the new School-house authorized by this vote, advising with Mr. 
Cheever and Mr. Williams in regard to it. 

On the 24th of July of the same year they made a contract with 
Mr. John Barnard for the erection of a School-house, " forty foot long, 
twenty-five foot wide, and eleven foot stud."f 

A portion of this School-house must have stood very near the 
present location of the statue of Franklin. A plan of Boston, dated 
1733, gives a representation of this School, with a double roof, a 
chimney, windows, and doors, very much resembling the picture 
already given of the earlier edifice. $, The same picture gives a 
view of the old King's Chapel building*, and of Mr. Lovell's house. 

From the Records of King's Chapel we learn :— 

March 14th, 1747-8. A petition§ of the Minister, Wardens and 
Vestry of King's Chapel was presented to the Town Meeting stating, 
that owing to the ruinous condition of that church, it was desired to 

* See note p. 23. 

t The full text of this vote, as well as of those preceding, and of those passed in regard 
to the erection of the house for Mr. Cheever's dwelling will be found in Appendix D. 

X This representation would seem to be incorrect, because the new School-house, con- 
structed in 1748, on the opposite side of the street, by the King's Chapel congregation, 
which was by the terms of the contract to be built like the old, was of but one story, or at 
most one and a half, as will be seen by the representation of it which we give beyond. 

§ The full text of this petition, and of the action of the Town in Town Meeting upon it, 
is given in the second volume of the Annals of King's Chapel by the Rev. Henry W. 


reconstruct it in the same place, and to make it somewhat larger and 
more commodious, and asking for that purpose a piece of ground at 
the east end of the Church, which was town property. The petition 
further prays the appointment of a committee to consider the petition, 
view the premises and report to the Town. 

Dr. Greenwood, in his History of King's Chapel, gives the further 
history of the proceedings : — 

The town chose a committee to confer with the committee of the church, 
and the result of the conference was a proposal that the church should have 
the lot occupied by the school-house at the east end of the old building, with 
the reservation of a passage way of ten feet wide into the burying-ground, 
on condition that the school-house should be rebuilt by the church on a con- 
venient spot in the vicinity. Thereupon the petitioners bargained for a piece 
of ground at a short distance from the school-house, and also for another 
more expensive lot opposite the school-house, on the south side of School 
Street, as the former could not be purchased without the latter. But the 
Committee of the town, finding the latter piece a more desirable situation 
than the other, rose in their demands, and insisted that a school-house should 
be erected for them there. This came near to break off the negotiations, and 
compel the church to rebuild according to the old dimensions. But Governor 
Shirley and others came forward, and said nobly and sensibly, "that as the 
Building was designed for Posterity as well as themselves, it would here- 
after be deemed very injudicious if an advantage of enlarging it into a con- 
venient and regular building should now be lost for the sake of an increased 

In view of these things, we learn from the Records, that it seemed 
best that the Proprietors of King's Chapel should follow the advice of 
the committee, and substitute another petition containing the pro- 
posals agreed upon after this mutual consultation, and meanwhile 
should take a formal vote in regard to taking down and rebuilding 
that edifice ; " for tho' People's Minds were generally known as to 
this matter, yet nothing publick or authoritative had been done 
about it." A meeting was accordingly held after evening service 
on Sunday, March 27th, when a vote to that effect was passed 

The further action on the subject we give as it appears upon the 
Town Records : — 

April 4th, A. D. 1748. This meeting being called to consider 
King's of the Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens, and Vestry of 

^Mrawn King's Chappel for granting e'm a piece of Land at the East 
end of said Chappel on part whereof the Latin School now 
stands in order to Enlarge the same, and of the proposals of said Petitrs. for 
Purchasing a piece of Land and erecting a New School house at their Ex- 





pence in Consideration of said Grant ; — The Gentn. who Petitioned for this 
Meeting being present, desired the town would not at this time proceed 
thereupon, but prayed they might have Liberty to withdraw their said Peti- 
tion for the Grant of said Land, &c, — Whereupon It was Voted that the 
Petitioners have Liberty to withdraw their said Petition, and they accordingly 
withdrew the same. 

April 11th, A. D. 1748. The Petition of the Minister Wardens 
ye king's and vestry of Kings Chappie in Boston in behalf of themselves 
SfinPster &c. an( * ^ ie Congregation that usually attend the Publick worship 
of God there, setting forth — 

That said Chapel which has constantly been Improved for the Publick 
worship of God for about Sixty Years past is in many Parts of it Rotten and 
greatly decayed and almost rendered uncapable for that Service any longer, 
and said Congregation out of Regard to the Honour of God and for their own 
Edification being very desirous that the Publick worship of God should be still 
Supported and Carried on in said Place, have determined to Rebuild said 
Church and make it somewhat larger more Comodious and Regular than it 
now is, but apprehend they shall be greatly Straitened for want of Ground 
at the East End of said Church to Effect the same. — Your Petitioners there- 
fore pray the Town would be pleased to Grant to said Church 34 foot East- 
ward for the Body of said chapel and 10 foot for a Chancel in order to 
enlarge the same into a Regular and Commodious Building and whereas the 
Town has a School house upon Part of the Land which your Petrs. Request, 
It is therefore humbly proposed in consideration of the Grant hereby Request, 
That the Petrs. do Purchase and make over to the Town a Piece of Ground 
at the upper End of the Lane or Passage fronting the present School house 
of like dimensions with the present, the said Petitioners not to dig or open 
any Ground which the Additional Building shall cover, excepting to lay the 
Foundation, nor at any time to exclude those who have vaults or Tombs 
within the requested Limits to have free access to them. 

Your Petrs. apprehend that the said Grant will be no detriment to the 
Town as the present School house is much decayed, in many parts defective, 
and will in a Short Space of time require to be New Built, and as the place 
now proposed for the School, neither has nor can possibly have any Conti- 
guous Building being Eighty-eight foot long, and Seventy seven foot wide, 
has a free air, a pleasant assent and Capable of a Southerly Highway to it 
from Bromfield Lane which if it be thought necessary the Petitioners have 
a reasonable Prospect of Obtaining, is very near to School Street, and yet 
agreeably Retired, The Town will have a larger Piece of Ground to Accom- 
modate the School, The Chapel aforesaid and other Neighbouring houses 
Will be less in danger from Fire and such accidents, The Town Receive a 
New Ornament in the Buildings proposed, and all to be effected at the Charge 
of the Petitrs. and others such well disposed persons as shall think proper to 
Contribute to the same, for a clearer View of what your Petrs. hereby 
Request we Refer to the Platts of the Ground and the Buildings annexed. 



Hoping the Town upon the considerations aforesaid will grant the said 
Petition, — was Read, and after some Debate thereon, It was Moved, Seconded 
and Voted that 

The Honble Andrew Oliver, Esqr. 
John Steel Esqr. 
Thomas Hancock Esqr. 
Mr. John Tyng. 

Mr. Edward Bromfield. 
John Fayerweather Esqr. & 
Mr. Hugh Vans 

be and they hereby are appointed a Committee to prepare the form of a Vote 
in answer to the said Petition with such Conditions and Reservations annexed 
to it as said Committee shall think necessary and proper and they are desired 
to Report hereon at the intended Adjournment of this Meeting. 

Voted that this Meeting be Adjourned to Monday the 18th inst. at nine 
o'clock in the Forenoon. 

April 18th, A. D. 1748. The Committee appointed the 11th 
Kings ' instant to prepare the form of a Vote, in answer to the Petition 
Petition. °^ tne Wardens and Vestry of King's Chapel, praying for a piece 
of Ground in order to Enlarge the Church, Reported that they 
had maturely considered the Affair, and agreed to offer the following Draft 
to the Town, Viz — 

That the Selectmen be Impowered to make a legal Conveyance in behalf 
of the Town to the Petitioners of the several Pieces of Land and of the Privi- 
ledge hereafter mentioned, upon their first Complying with or Satisfying 
the Selectmen with Respect unto the Terms and Conditions herein Required 
of them Viz — a Piece of Land Fronting on School Street extending Thirty 
feet on said Street from the East End of Kings Chappel and includes the 
Passageway into the Burying Ground, and the Westerly part of the School- 
house and of the Yard thereto belonging measuring Thirty Seven feet back 
from the said Street together with the old School house and other Buildings 
belonging to it, being partly on the premises and partly on the Towns Land 
adjoining to be Removed when the Town shall Require it at the Expence of 
the Petrs. Also a Strip of Land Thirty feet in Length and four feet wide 
extending from the Northeast Corner of the old Chappel upon a Line with 
the North Side of said Chappel in order to Erect thereon part of the Walls of 
the proposed New Church, Also another Strip of Land of said Wedth adjoin- 
ing to and turning upon a Right Angle with the former, thence running until 
it meets the larger Piece herein first proposed to be granted saving a passage 
way of Six feet wide in the last mentioned Strip, throu the Walls of the New 
Church in some convenient Place between the Northeast Corner and the 
Chancel herein after mentioned which Entrance shall be at least Six feet 
high leading into a Piece of Burying Ground belonging to the Town which 
piece measures Twenty five feet North and South and twenty feet East and 
West, Also Another piece of Land in form of half Oval adjoining Easterly 
upon the beforementioned proposed Grants and extending fifteen feet North, 
and as much South from the middle of the Eastermost Line thereof, and to 


extend ten feet further East in its extreme distance from said middle Point 
being- for the proposed Chancel, provided there shall be Still left a Passage- 
way of at least Eleven feet in the Narrowest part between said Chancel and 
Mr. Cook's line into the Burying Ground ; provided also that the Bodys of 
those who shall be known to lye in the said Strips of Land, or within the 
said half Oval Piece shall be decently taken up and buryed in some other 
part of the Burying Ground with the consent of their Friends, and in such 
manner as they with the Selectmen shall agree to and direct or where no 
Friends shall appear they shall be Removed as the Selectmen shall direct at 
the Charge of the Petitioners. 

Also a privilege to Extend their New Building over the aforesaid Piece of 
Burying Ground lying to the Northward of the present School-house and 
measuring 25 feet by 20 as before expressed ; provided they do not carry the 
floor of the Church or otherwise Incumber the same within eight feet of the 
Surface of the Earth as it now lyes, and that no monuments or Grave Stones 
either within or without the Building be destroyed or if accidentally broken 
in carrying on the Work be repaired at the charge of the Petitioners ; unless 
they shall agree with the Friends of those who may lye Buryed in said Piece 
of Ground, or where no Friends appear with the Selectmen to Remove the 
Bodys in manner as is herein provided for the other Dead Bodys before men- 
tioned then and in such case that the Selectmen be Impowered likewise to 
convey to the Petrs. said piece of Burying Ground and the Entrance into it 
herein before reserved. — 

That in Consideration of the proposed Grants beforementioned the Peti- 
tioners shall procure and cause a legal Title to be made to the Town of a 
Certain Piece of Land over against the present Grammar School now in the 
Occupation of the Widow Green and others measuring 34£ feet or thereabouts 
on School Street and running 97 feet back more or less, bounded on the 
West by Col. Wendell's Land, and Easterly on a passage way leading to the 
house where Mr. Gunter now dwells, together with the privilege of said 
Passageway forever, Saving to the Petitioners a Liberty of Removing if they 
see good the Buildings now upon said Land, when Required by the Select- 
men, said Petitioners likewise to Erect upon said Land a new School-house of 
like dimensions and accomodations with the present and finish the same in 
like decent manner to the satisfaction of the Selectmen ; unless the Petrs. 
should propose a Sum of money to the Acceptance of the Town, instead of 
Erecting the said Building. 

All which is humbly Submitted in the Name and by order of the Com- 

Andr. Oliver. 

Boston 18th April 1748. 

Which Report being Read and a long Debate had thereon It was Moved 
and Seconded that the following Question be put viz— whether the Town 
have Power in this Meeting to Appropriate or Dispose of the Land on 
which the Soutli Latin School stands to any other use than for a School, the 


Vote of the Town of the 14th lmo 1635 as Entred in the Towns Records not- 
withstanding, and the same being accordingly put, — It was Voted in Affirm- 

And then on a Motion made and Seconded the following Question was put 
viz — Whether the Town have power to accept of the said Report of the Com- 
mittee, the province Laws of the fourth of William and Mary, Entitled an 
Act for Regulating of Townships, choice of Town Officers, and Setting forth 
their Power, and the Twelfth of Queen Anne, Entitled an act directing how 
Meetings of proprietors of Lands lying in common may be called, which 
have been now read, notwithstanding, and It was Voted in the Affirmative. — 
and then it was proposed and Seconded, that the following Question may be 
put Viz — Whether the said Draft of a Vote as prepared by the Committee 
be Accepted. — Whereupon, it was moved that the Vote of Acceptance of said 
Draft may be Determined by a written Vote. — It passed in the Affirmative ; 
— and thereupon the Inhabitants were directed to bring in their Votes in 
writing, and such of 'em as were for accepting of said Draft of a Vote as 
proposed by the Committee and passing the same as the Vote of the Town in 
answer to said Petition were desired to write Yea, and such as were not for 
accepting it to write Nay. And the Inhabitants proceeded to bring in their 
Votes, and the Votes being brought in and Sorted it appeared that there was 
Four hundred and two Voters and there was 
Two hundred and five Yeas & 
One hundred & Ninety Seven Nays 

Whereupon, it was declared by the Moderator, that the said Form of a 
Vote was Accepted and Passed by the Town accordingly. 

The account of this meeting, in the Records of King's Chapel, 
mentions an interesting attempt on the part of a prominent citizen, 
by means of cumulative voting, to secure the expression of public 
opinion in accordance with the wishes of the proprietors of the 
Church, which having been detected, was promptly rebuked, and fitly 
punished, for the full account of which we would refer the curious to 
the second volume of the Annals of King's Chapel, by the Rev. 
Henry W. Foote. 

In the afternoon of the same day on which this meeting was held, 
Joseph Green, Esq., who lived a few rods behind the School-house, 
sent into the Latin School to Mr. Lovell, who heartily opposed the 
project of removing the School, the following epigram :■ — 

" A fig for your learning ! I tell you the Town, 
To make the church larger, must pull the school down. 
Unluckily spoken, replied Master Birch, — 
Then learning, I fear, stops the growth of the church." 

Dr. Greenwood adds : — " The end of the whole business was that 
the Church erected a School-house on the required lot, opposite the 
old one." 


" During the building of this School-house," continues the record, 
" they met with much vexation and Delay from the various Humours 
of the Selectmen and others, but especially from the continued Imper- 
tinence of Mr. Lovel, the Schoolmaster, indeed every man seemed 
to imagine he had a Right to dictate and prescribe his own Fancy 
in the Building, but the Committee endeavored to encourage their 
workmen to proceed thro' all opposition and to hearken to no altera- 
tions but what the projectors would become bound to pay for." 

At much expense (the cost was £2,700 old tenor # ), and after many 
vexatious delays, the new School-house was at last completed, on 
the opposite side of School Street, on the corner of what was 
then Cook's Court, now Chapman place (where a corner of the 
Parker House was subsequently erected), on the spot where it was to 
stand, for the larger part of a century, in part at least, since a portion 
of the wall then built was incorporated in the structure which about 
sixty years later superseded it. 

As this School-house remained standing until 1810 or later, it might 
be supposed that its general appearance could be easily ascertained, 
but a most diligent search and inquiry has brought no representation 
to light, and the descriptions given by the few persons still living, 
who either went to school in it, or lived in the vicinity, so that 
they would be likely to be familiar with it, vary so much that no 
conclusion can be reached from them on the subject. "We know, 
however, from the agreement made by the Selectmen with the pro- 
prietors of King's Chapel, that it was of brick, thirty-four feet front 
toward School Street, thirty-six feet deep on the passage and twelve 
feet stud. 

In 1847, when the first edition of the Catalogue was prepared, 
an inquiry concerning this building elicited some descriptions from 
former pupils, which we give. As showing the uncertainty of human 
memory these testimonies are valuable. Those by whom they were 
given describe the building as of wood and as of brick ; as red and 
black, and as white, in color ; as one story, and as two stories in height ; 
as having a yard and fence before it, as having no yard and no 
fence. Remembering that it was a reproduction of the old building 
on the opposite side of the street, we conclude that those who assign 
one story as its height are more correct than those who describe it 

* This sum was not far from twelve hundred dollars at the present value of money. In 
1745, the depreciation of the bills of credit had reduced the value of eleven or twelve 
pounds in paper, to one pound sterling, and when the redemption of this issue began 
in the fall of 1749, forty-five shillings paper were exchanged for a silver dollar. 

as having two ; who have, perhaps, confused their recollections of 
this building with those of the three-story edifice afterwards erected 
on the same site. 

Rev. Dr. E. E. Hale writes : " This house was built of brick. It must have 
been as wide as the late School-house and was nearly square. The architect 
of the cupola, Dr. Jenks tells me, and probably the whole building, was the 
same man who designed the cupola of Faneuil Hall ; and the cupola was 
considered graceful in its proportions. The School-room was entered directly 
from the street. In the rear was a sort of projection, in which was a stair- 
case which led to the attic, and in this attic the boys used sometimes to study. 
Dr. Jenks tells me he has often sat with Dr. Warren* at work at the window 
over the door on School Street. 

* * * tt -yy e boyg speculating on the fact that there was a cross on our 
School bell (in 1835) guessed that it once belonged to the old French Church 
in School Street. Can any one tell if it were the same bell that was in the 
old School-house, and whence .did it come?" 

Mr. Thomas Farrington, of our Class of 1788, says (in 1855) : — 

The School-house was higher in proportion to its width than the rough 
sketch with which Dr. Hale accompanied his inquiry, which formed the start- 
ing-point for our picture. The School-room was so high from the ground 
that a flight of six (?) steps was necessary to reach it. The door-way was 
very plain. The Master's desk was at the south end on the right side of the 
back door, which opened into a porch in which were the staircase and a door 
leading to the yard, which was small, with a board fence. The Usher's desk 
was in the northeasterly corner ; between it and the door was a small, or 
short seat and desk, in which a few of the first class sat at times, as, I think, 
for want of room with the others ; between this desk and the door came down 
a bell-rope. Then going roimd against the sun were the seats of the third 
and fourth classes, on the west side were the first and second, and on the east 
side were fifth, sixth and seventh classes ; the lowest class was without desks 
and not elevated from the floor. The seats and desks were as plain and 
compact as possible ; boys in those days were not so important members of, 
did not require, nor receive so much room and accommodation from, society 
as at the present day ; which is evident to everyone who can compare from 
his own knowledge, that School-house with the present one. 

The cupola was at the extreme front of the building. There were no trees 
on the School -house lot. The chimney was a rare one, if not singular. It 
was of brick, about a foot square, built in an iron frame that came down 
the ceiling in about the middle of the room, which was a high one, from ten 
to twelve (feet) high, I think nearly, or quite, the latter, with a sheet-iron 
sliding bottom, and the funnel of a large wood stove admitted on one side. 

* The Eev. Wm. Jenks, D. D., and John C. Warren, M. D., of our classes of 1790 and 




Our next witness is Mr. Ebenezer Thayer of our Class of 1806, 
who died in Brooklyn, N". Y., in 1883, while these pages were still 
passing through the press. His memory of the old School-house was 
l^erfectly clear, and we have been greatly indebted to him for assist- 
ance which has made it possible at this distance of time to pre- 
sent a picture so reasonably accurate. Mr. Thayer lived on Cook's 
Court, in the rear of the School-house. When attending School 
he probably entered through the yard, and came in at the back 
door, through the porch described by Mr. Farrington. He says : — 

I recollect in going down to the School-house in the morning we entered 
by the gate, and the door of the porch was right before us, on entering which 
we turned to the right and entered the School-room door ; on the left was 
Master Biglow's desk, on the right were two short forms occupied by the 
senior boys ; then two long forms brought you to the Usher's desk — the back 
forms were two feet higher than the front, the windows so high that the 
boys could not " shin up " to see the soldiers passing. 

The front of the building on School Street was about fifty feet high to the 
bell cupola, with a porthole near the ridge, which may be presumed to have 
been a dial for a clock. The width of the building front was probably thirty- 
eight to forty feet. (We know it was thirty-four.) The School-house lot 
was probably eighty feet deep, and the building sixty feet deep. (This is 
nearly double the correct depth.) The front of the School-house was about 
fifteen feet from the curb-stone ; a flight of five or six steps rose to the front 
door. There were two windows, one on each side of the door, with sills 
fifteen feet from the ground (this is manifestly too high) , the windows eight 
or ten feet high, and from top of the windows to the eaves about fifteen 
feet. (Again the figures are too great.) The roof was peaked. The build- 
ing was all of brick. 

Mr. Thayer furnishes a rough ground plan of the School-house 
and yard, which substantially accords with the description given by 
Mr. Farrington. 

Dr. Watson, of our Class of 1805, who has also recently deceased, 
says : — 

It was a brick building with a stone foundation, of the height of four or 
five feet, or more, from the ground. The front had two large windows, one 
on each side of a large front door in the lower story ; and two smaller win- 
dows over the lower, in what may have been the second story, and I 
think the front door had a fan window over it. At the entrance there 
was a large stone, perhaps four feet square, for the landing-place, with 
three or four steps below it. On top of the roof there was a belfry, and 
*a bell, the rope coming down into the School-room, immediately behind the 
front door. There certainly was another room, over the main School-room, 
which was sometimes used for recitations to the Usher, and rehearsals of 


"pieces," etc. I will only add that the front of the building did not abut 
directly on the street, but ten or twelve feet from it. There was a small 
yard in the rear, and a flight of stairs (in a small addition to the back part 
of it) led to the second story. There was a gate to the back yard* which 
opened into an alley, where there were three small houses, and at the upper 
part of it a stable, kept by one Zeph Spurr, whose. son was at the School, I 
think, for a time. 

Mr. Jona. Darby Robins, of our Class of 1766, said, about 1847 : — 

The School-house was of one story, with an attic above, a cupola, with the 
bell in front, as in the late School-house. There was but one school-room, in 
which the whole School assembled, though some of the boys, particularly 
those of the seventh form, were permitted sometimes to go upstairs into the 
attic room. This was reached by a staircase in the rear on the outside. The 
boys of the younger forms sat on benches, with a box underneath in which 
to put their books; but after the fourth form, when they began to make 
Latin, they had desks in front of them on which to write. There was a 
single entrance in front, and you then ascended two or three steps. 

Hon. Edward G. Loring, of our Class of 1811-12, writes that his 
recollection of the School-house, when under Mr. Gould, is of a two- 
story building on the south side of School Street, with windows on 
a side alley. His class was in the second story. He cannot remem- 
ber how the lower story was occupied, nor any architectural details 
of the building. He adds : — 

There is a lurking impression in my mind that under Master Biglow the 
Latin School was a smaller building than under Master Gould, and that on 
the opposite side of the street, where the City Hall now stands, there was a 
square wooden building, where the schools for reading, writing, and arith- 
metic, were kept under Masters Snelling and Haskins, but these impressions 
are very vague and unreliable to myself. 

From these varying descriptions we have had our drawing pre- 
pared, which, while not exactly agreeing with any of them, combines 
the characteristic features included in each.f When finished it was 

* This back-yard, or play-ground, was a space about 20 x40 feet, not a tree nor shrub 
therein ; nor anything but a high-peaked fence, and a clumsy, rickety gate, with a six 
pound shot tied to it to keep it closed. — J. L. W. 

t In addition to these old pupils of the School the Committee addressed a number of 
aged citizens of Boston, and several of the oldest surviving graduates of Harvard College, 
who having been at Cambridge while this house was still standing, might fairly be sup- 
posed to have passed it occasionally on their visits to Boston, even though School St. in 
these days was not so much of a resort for the Harvard student as it has become since 
Artemus Ward described the College as pleasantly located there ; and the result of these 
applications is given below : 

Mr. Joseph Head (Harv. 1807), in 1881 the oldest living graduate of the College, writes 
in that year, that the building was a one-story building of brick, partly black and partly 


submitted to most of these gentlemen for approval, and was generally- 
acceptable. The Hon. Henry K. Oliver of our Class of 1810-11, on 

red, with gable end to the street, surmounted by a small circular cupola in which hung a 
small bell which was said to have belonged to the original King's Chapel. It was 
approached by six or seven steps, door of ordinary size in middle of front, with a single 
window on each side of door, and he thinks there was a cornice to both gable and eaves, 
but is not certain. It was replaced by a three-story building about the time of the incorpo- 
ration of the city, about the year 1822. [Here, of course,, he is in error as to time.] The 
mansion house of Moses Gill stood directly west of the old building. 

A few days later, after seeing our rough sketch, he writes that it agrees very well with 
his recollection of the old house, but " I think the windows were smaller in proportion, 
and that there were at least five or six steps to the front door. The basement was higher 
in front and the ground sloped upward considerably to the rear." 

Dr. Wm. Perry, of the Class of 1811, Harv. Coll., one of the four survivors of the class 
in 1881, writes in that year, that although he passed it daily during the closing months of 
1812-1813 and part of 1814 his recollections of it are not very definite. " I can only say 
that the building was two stories high, by no means an imposing structure, wooden, I 
believe, and painted white. Its roof gradually descended from the front to the rear. It 
stood in a yard that appeared sufficiently large for the uses of the students, and was separa- 
ted from the street by an iron fence." 

Mr. Moses Williams, an aged citizen of Boston, writes, April 19, 1881 : "I remember the 
building. It was a two-story wooden building, stood end to the street, and I have the 
impression that it stood a few feet back from the street, and that there was a flight of steps 
on the outside to the second story. The roof was not steep. The dimensions did not exceed 
forty by eighty feet. The roof had only a slight pitch. I have an impression that the land 
on which the School-house stood belonged to a Mr. Holloway (sic)* previous to the Revolu- 
tion. He was a tory and went to England. His estate was forfeited for his life, but was, 
after his death, inherited by his nephew, Ward Nicholas Boylston. The old School-house 
was a cheap building, probably built at a small cost, on account of the uncertain title. "f 

In a later letter, after having seen the sketch, he writes : " The Latin School-house 
which I have in my eye as on the Boylston Holway tory estate, was a two-story wooden 
building with a low pitch to the roof, too low to look well, and too narrow in its front on 
School Street to strike the eye pleasantly. The pitch of the roof was also too low for 
beauty and at one time there was an outside flight of stairs to the second story, giving it a 
very awkward appearance. I think this is an accurate description of the building which 
was on this confiscated estate in 1800, or in 1801 or 1802." 

Mr. Wm. Thomas (Harv. 1807), writes in 1881 : " It stood, as I remember, opposite or 
nearly opposite the School Street side of the Stone Chapel, and was about 30 or 40 feet back 
from the line of buildings on the opposite side of the street to the Chapel. I do not remem- 
ber ever going from the sidewalk up to the building, but do remember noticing that not 
any doors of entrance were to be seen from the sidewalk,^ so that I concluded the end of 

* An error for Hallowell. 

t Perhaps the agreement to have it correspond with the house on the opposite side of the 
street, from which the School had been removed, may be a better reason for its inexpen- 


t Dr. Watson writes that he can only account for this impression of Mr. Thomas's by 
" the supposition that he had in his mind the appearance of the public writing-school, 
Master Snelling's, which in those days was immediately opposite, occupying very nearly 
the position of the City Hall of to-day; it was a long wooden building with the entrance on 
the eastern side, and showing nothing but the ugly dimensions of its sides to a spectator 
on the sidewalk on School Street." 


seeing it, said : " If the Latin School building was of but one story, 
that is it, but I thought it had two ; " an opinion easily accounted 
for when we read Dr. Watson's description of the upper or attic 
room. Mr. John Rogers, of our Class of 1808, who was also a pupil 
attending in this School-house, pronounces it substantially the School 
which he attended. 

Dr. Watson further describes the building : — 

From the west side was a brick wall about four feet high (and, perhaps, a 
kind of lath rail above it) running down to the side-walk, and separating the 
School grounds from the next premises ; there was no passageway between 
the western wall of the School and the eastern wall of the next house.* There 
were no windows in the western wall cf the School-house. In front of the 
School there was a wooden fence of some kind and a gate opening between 
the two sides, from a very narrow side- walk of brick, always out of order. 

On the 3d of May, 1749, Mr. Lovell was notified to remove his 
boys into the new building. Here the School remained until 1785, 
when it became necessary to make some repairs upon the building, 
and Master Hunt, for a time, taught in Faneuil Hall. About 1812 

the building was presented to the street, and the doors of entrance were on the sides of the 
house, which could not be readily seen from the street." 

A few days later Mr. Thomas writes, after having seen a rough sketch of the building, 
" I remember the windows on the end to be as numerous as the space could with any pro- 
priety justify. The panes of glass were small and of much older type than then prevailed 
in the town, and the framework and sashes of the window much heavier." 

Mr. Thomas T. Spear writes in April, 1881 : " The facade of the building was of granite 
and the rest was of brick," and sends a rough sketch of a two-story building. He has 
evidently confounded the school of Lovell with that of Gould. 

* This next house was that of the Hon. Moses Gill, Lieut.-Governor of the Common- 
wealth. Mr. Thayer says it was a three-story house, but Dr. Watson says that as he 
recollects it, " it was a two-story house with an attic, a long covered piazza, which in winter 
time was entirely closed in. I think also that it was used as a hotel or stage house at one 

This building was known earlier as the Boylston House. It was situated about fifty feet 
west of Cook's court, had a front of forty feet and a door in the centre. It stood about 
ten or twelve feet from the street, on which was a fence on a foundation of stone two feet 
above the sidewalk, surmounted by an open rail. It was three stories high, with dormer 
windows on the roof. On the westerly, or upper side of the house, was a passage way 
twenty to twenty-five feet wide, leading to the stable and gardens. This garden extended 
to Madame De Blois's house on Bromfield street. 

In the rear of the School in Cook's court was a double dwelling house, 40 x 40, of two 
stories with dormer windows on all sides, and fifty feet of gardens on each side. The doors 
of the houses were on the north and south sides respectively, and were reached by a small 
yard leading from Cook's coui't. 

The lot of land on which the School-house was built belonged to, Mr. Thayer thinks, 
and was probably given by Mr. Ezekiel Cook, who lived on the side of Cook's court, oppo- 
site the School, and was the owner of much land in the neighborhood. 






there seems to have been a fire in the building, and probably then, or 
a little later, the old building, with the exception of the western 
wall, was removed, and the new building, of three stories, with a 
granite front, which is represented in our next engraving, was substi- 
tuted for it. 

While this building was erecting, the School was kept for a timj 
in an old barn in Cole Lane, now Portland Street (occasionally re- 
ferred to as the Mill Pond), afterwards in Scollay's Building on 
Pemberton Hill; until, about 1812, the work was completed, and 
it returned to the old site and the new stone School-house.* 

Of this building Mr. Dillaway saysf : — " The interior had none of 
the luxurious furnishing of the present day. Its desks and seats were 
long, thick planks, much too hard for our jack-knives. And yet, 
plain as everything was, I don't think you could find a school in 
our city showing more earnest, successful study, or more real school- 
boy happiness, than we had in that building when Benjamin A. 
IGould was Head Master." 

Originally the upper story alone was occupied by the Latin School, 
and the middle story was assigned to what was then known as a 
" reading-school," but the interest in the School, which for some 
years previously had been on the wane, gradually increased. In 
August, 1814, thirty boys were admitted; in the August following, 
fifty, and, in 1816, sixty were admitted. As none were in the mean- 
time deemed fit to enter College, the number had so increased as to 
render an additional room and assistant necessary. The reading- 
school was, therefore, removed, and its room appropriated to the use 
of the Latin School. As the number of scholars continued to increas* 
yearly, more assistant instructors and additional rooms were provide 
as occasion required. 

* See an article by Geo. S. Hillard, in the Boston Book for 1850, giving reminiscences 
of this building. 

fin his speech at the dinner of the Latin School Association in 1880. In a speech on the 
like occasion in 1877 he had thus spoken of the surroundings of the School-house 

" The old School-house had none of the conveniences of modern times, and yet I thio] 
there was as much hearty work done there and as much enjoyment by the Scholars as 
any of the palatial edifices of the present day. The surroundings of the School he 
changed immensely within fifty years. Allow me to mention some of them. In 
square opposite the City Hall there were on the right and left brick buildings for law) 
offices ; then came the Court-house, which was a handsome building, certainly 
superior to the present Court-house as the Parthen on was. 
Half a dozen rods behind. 



It was found expedient likewise to appoint a sub-Master, with a 
higher salary and more permanent tenure of position than the assist- 
ants had. In 1822 the whole School-house was appropriated to this 
School and in the Catalogue appeared the names of two hundred and 
twenty-live scholars. About 1844 this building (of which the key 
■presented to the Latin School Association by Mr. Dixwell, and now 
in the library of the new School-house, is the only visible token 
remaining) was taken down and Horticultural Hall erected on its 
site, which again, about 1865, gave place to an extension of the 
Parker House. Meanwhile a new building intended for the joint use 
of this School and the English High School, had been erected in 
Bedford Street, and to it the School was transferred on the 8th of 
July, 1844. 

The boys assembled at 9 o'clock in the morning and simple ser- 
vices of dedication took the place of the usual school exercises.* 
His Honor Martin Brimmer, the Mayor of the City, presided, and 
prayer was offered by the Rev. Nehemiah Adams of the Essex 
Street Church, after which his Honor congratulated the friends 
present on the occupancy of the building and remarked that great 
pains had been taken by the Common Council to provide suitable 
accommodations for the School. The buildings lately occupied 
had been deemed unworthy of further use. In the location of 
the present School-house, retirement, quiet, and central position, had 
been secured. The construction of this new edifice might well be 
deemed an evidence of the increasing public interest in the welfare 
of our common schools. 

I The recent introduction into these Schools of the study of drawing, 

K. acquaintance with which is frequently useful to business men, 

was mentioned as another indication of this interest. Mr. Brimmer 

said he hoped also that the Common Council would ere long su]3ply 

means for the study of astronomy, for which an observatory had 

been raised on the present edifice; as he believed this study was 

eminently calculated to bring into exercise deep religious feelings, 

Reading the young mind to contemplate the works of Deity. Other 

■ranches of education, would, doubtless, be provided for in the 

mture as their need was made manifest. 

■ ; Bln no other place of the same wealth has so much been clone for 
'.^rP^^se of common schools as in Boston. Of 19,000 children, 15,000 
^fe-KkLfly,tgd at. the public expense. JSTo pains were spared to 


render this system of instruction successful. The lot of the youth of 
our city was most happy : of the many distinguished men who honor 
our country, few enjoyed in early life the advantages with which 
our children were furnished. All that was asked in return from 
the pupils was attention to their studies, industry, application and 
the maintenance of virtue — which would surely rewound to their own 
credit and the honor of their country. In conclusion, the Mayor 
said he placed in the charge of the instructors and pupils this edifice. 
It was a temple dedicated to learning and virtue, to be watched over 
with care. 

Hon. Wm. J. Hubbard, Chairman of the Sub-Committee of the 
High School, and Geo. S. Hillard, Esq., of the Sub-Committee of the 
Latin School, then successively addressed the boys and their friends, 
each speaking principally of the value of the Institution with which 
he was officially connected. 

Mr. Hillard's address reminded the young men in beautiful and 
powerful language, of the real and intrinsic value of the studies they 
were jmrsuing ; while he spoke with feeling of the pleasures and in- 
terests of his own school-boy recollections, and of the associations 
which the pupils would always have with these scenes of their earlier 

Messrs. Dixwell and Sherwin, the Principals, replied to the gentle- 
men of the City Government in behalf of their Schools, giving as- 
surances that they and their associates, stimulated by the means now 
provided for them through the munificence of the city, would labor 
with increased energy. Mr. Dixwell suggested to the alumni of 
the Latin School, the great value it would be to that institution, 
and the community, to have a classical library connected with it, 
together with other similar means and apparatus of classical study 
which might be provided by its graduates arid friends. As a result 
of these suggestions a meeting of the alumni of the Latin School 
was held on the same day, at which the Boston Latin School Associ- 
ation was formed. 

The building in Bedford Street was three stories in height, of brick, 
with a granite facade. On each of the two lower stories were two 
rooms, for either School, on the sides of the building — those for the 
Latin toward Rowe (now Chauncy) Street ; in the upper story, 
two large halls extended across the building, that for the Latin 
School occupying the front on Bedford Street. A small room at the 
side of the hall contained the library of the Association, and beneath 
it was a similar room on the second floor. Subsequently the number 


of boys became so great that a room in the basement was fur- 
nished (this room was assigned to Master Merrill, when, in 1858, 
he entered the School as an Usher, so that he has literally worked 
up from the lowest place to his present position), and, in 1861, a 
fourth story was added to the building, in which the hails of the 
two schools were accommodated, while the old halls were changed 
into class-rooms corresponding with those on the floors beneath. 

No one who was ever in the old Latin School hall will forget its 
appearance. At one end was the platform used for declamations, 
behind which in later times stood the marble statue representing the 
School, to which reference will be made later. On the Bedford 
Street side was the Master's platform, opposite to it being a plaster 
cast representing the shield of Achilles; above this, after the war of 
the Rebellion, hung the standard, of the old Roman pattern, pre- 
sented by the School to the company* called the Latin School Com- 
pany, and carried by it throughout its service, crossed by a " John 
Brown pike." 

The walls were hung with photographs of buildings in ancient 
Athens and Rome, including a large picture of the Roman Forum, 
and the portraits of some of the Head Masters, Gould and Lovell 
and Dillaway, and, afterwards, Gardner ; and on brackets or tables 
were cork models of the Colosseum and of ancient temples, plaster 
casts of ancient busts and statues, or curious antiquities illustrating 
the studies pursued in the School. 

The engraving which we give, taken by the kind permission of the , 
Messrs. Harper Brothers, from Harpers Magazine, in which it 
originally appeared, will recall pleasant memories to those familiar 
with this school-room, and give to others a fair idea of its general 

"Within a quarter of a century this building became too small for 
the needs of the School, and rooms had to be procured outside for 
the boys who flocked to it from year to year ; necessary repairs were 
delayed or neglected until it became positively unsafe for occupancy, 
and at last, in 1880, a new building was erected on Warren Avenue 
to which, in 1881, the School was removed. 

On the morning of the 13th of September, 1881, there appeared 
in the Boston Daily Advertiser an article of which we give a part 
as follows : — 

* D of the Massachusetts 12th, or Webster Regiment, commanded by Col. Fletcher 
Webster, of our Class of 1824, of which Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Jr., of our Class of 1850, 
was the captain. 



At four o'clock this afternoon the old School-house on Bedford Street will 
be opened for a farewell glimpse from the teachers and scholars who cherish 
such abiding memories of the hours passed within its walls. To-morrow it 
will be sold for removal, and its demolition will follow immediately, to make 
way for the extension of Harrison Avenue. 

Before 1844 the Latin School's latest abode was on the site of the wing 
of the Parker House, near Chapman Place, and the English High School 
was on Pinckney Street at the corner of Anderson, where the Phillips 
School now is. Records of school history of those days read in spirit very 
much like those of recent years in regard to the Bedford Street School- 
house. They were too small for the constantly increasing number of 
pupils ; they were inconvenient ; they were not well adapted to their uses ; 
the land on which they stood (particularly the Latin School) was valu- 
able for business purposes. So the change was made. May 1, 1843, a 
report to the City Government was made by a committee appointed to 
examine into the need of a new School-house and "the feasibility of erect- 
ing one." It was signed by M. Brimmer, Chairman, and as a consequence 
of its recommendations an order was passed by the city government for the 
purchase of lands for the erection of a School-house near the western boundary 
of Ward 10, as the wards then lay. The total expense was not to exceed 
$21,000, and the existing Latin School-house was ordered to be sold to help 
defray the expense. This appears to have been allowed in addition to the 
original appropriation. The latter was afterward increased by $4000, so the 
fund for the new Bedford Street building stood like this : Appropriation, 
$25,000 ; proceeds from the sale of the Latin School-house, $8,000 ; interest, 
$3,000 ; total, $37,000. The account of expenditure was : Cost of land 
(12,980 feet), $26,486; cost of building, $10,642,90 ; total, $37,128.90— thus 
overrunning the allowance a trifle. In a few years the house was crowded 
too much for convenience, and in 1861 a new story was added. Since then 
it has stood till the continued pressure upon its accommodations and the 
gradual removal of population further south, led to the purchase of the site 
of the present magnificent structure on Warren Avenue and Montgomery 
Street, the bargain being concluded in binding shape on the very day of the 
great fire, a few hours before the flames broke out. 

In the way of reminiscence about the old building and the Schools and 

teachers within it, the field is almost limitless Details as 

to the management of the School, as to the committees who have planned 
its success, and as to its growth and adaptation to the widening educa- 
tional ideas of the time, would be a long record, better left to the 
recollection of the scholars of by-gone days. Doubtless many will improve 
their opportunity for a farewell visit this afternoon. 

The present building, on Warren Avenue, which has been described 
as " the largest structure in America devoted to educational purposes, 
and the largest in the world used as a free public school," is in a 
modern Renaissance style, of brick, with the lines of strength treated 


architecturally in stone, and intended to be fire-proof. It was begun 
in 1877, and finished in November, 1880. The Dartmouth Street 
front, which is intended to be occupied by the School Board, is 
not to be completed at present. Without it, the building is 339 
feet long and 220 feet wide. 

The structure is three stories high, with a basement, and is 
designed after the German plan of the hollow square with corridors 
following its outlines. The walls of the corridors are of brick, mak- 
ing fire-proof sections. The width of the whole building is simply 
the width of a room and its corridor, thus insuring the best light 
and ventilation. The staircases are of iron, and to each building 
there is a tower with a winding staircase, providing an extra means 
of egress. Each School is furnished with a large exhibition hall, 
arranged as an amphitheatre 62 by 82 feet and 25 feet high, as well 
as an ample room for drawing, suitably lighted from above. The 
whole interior is finished in pine. 

Since the war of the Rebellion, instruction in military drill has 
been given in this as in other high schools in the city. Opinions 
will differ about the wisdom of thus introducing the study of arms 
among the elements of a liberal education ; but great attention has 
been paid to it, with, it is claimed, very satisfactory results, and there 
is no disposition at present to discontinue it. In the new building 
the rooms best adapted to their purpose, and finished with the 
most care and attention to detail, are the large drill-hall and gym- 
nasium for the common use of both Schools, by which, as well as 
the corridor, they are connected. The drill-hall is a grand feature. 
It is 130 feet long by 50 wide, and 30 feet high, and is on the street- 
level, with entrances from Warren Avenue and Montgomery Street 
and the court-yards. The floor is of thick plank, calked liked a ship's 
deck, and laid upon solid concrete. The hall is large enough to 
accommodate the whole school battalion when at drill. With its 
galleries it could seat 3,000 persons. Like the gymnasium above, 
of the same size, it is finished in natural materials, and treated so as 
to get a structural effect of open timber-work, the wood being hard 
pine, finished in shellac and varnished; the walls of Philadelphia 
bricks, laid in bright red mortar, and trimmed with sandstone. 

The building surrounds two large courts, used as playgrounds by 
the pupils. The easterly half, facing Montgomery Street, is occupied 
by the English High School, a transverse corridor connecting the 
two, whilst the recitation rooms, twenty-four in number, for each 
School, are reached by longitudinal corridors running north and 


south. The main entrance of the Latin School is on Warren 
Avenue. After entering the building, one sees on either side of this, 
a mural tablet bearing the names of those graduates of the School 
who fought in the war for the Union and returned to enjoy the 
fruits of their patriotism; while directly opposite, at the junction 
of the transverse and long corridors is the beautiful statue, by 
Greenough, which formerly stood in the Hall of the Bedford Street 
building, of the Alma Mater of the School, reclining upon a shield, 
on which the names of the dead heroes are inscribed. On either side 
of the transverse corridor, on the first floor, are the following apart- 
ments for each school: The janitor's room, a reception room for 
parents or other visitors, a teachers' room answering to the faculty 
room in a university, the Head Master's room and a library. These 
rooms are furnished with every modern convenience, the reception 
rooms being in direct communication through call bells with every 
teacher's room in the building. 

On the second floor, and leading from the transverse corridor, are 
the janitor's bed-room, kitchen and parlor, and a large lecture room, 
accommodating nearly 200 students, and opening into a cabinet of 
natural history, from which the lecturer on zoology or botany may 
take the specimens with which to illustrate his lecture. On the same 
floor, but leading from the long corridor, is a laboratory for the study 
of physics and chemistry. 

On the third floor are the rooms for drawing and the Exhibition 
Halls of the Schools. The latter have seats for over 800 persons 
in each hall, besides a broad platform which can accommodate many 
more. Upon the walls of the Exhibition Hall are hung the portraits 
of former Masters, and a few of those pupils who distinguished them- 
selves in our late war. 

The recitation rooms average twenty-five feet by thirty, are pro- 
vided with thirty-six desks — this number is never exceeded, and 
often one desk is taken out — and a neat bookcase opposite the 
teacher's desk. Each room is heated not directly from the furnace, 
but by the process of indirect radiation, the pure air from outside 
becoming heated by passing over coils of heated wire — a process 
which eliminates the possibility of a particle of coal-gas finding its 
way into the school-room. There are besides, ventilators above 
and below, which draw away the impure air. In addition to these 
devices there are toplights over the windows which can be opened 
or closed at pleasure. 

Each room is provided with an electric clock, and with eighteen 


closets about three feet high, which are partitioned off for the 
boys' hats and coats. After this part of the work was done, the 
objection was made that the boys' coats, if folded and placed in 
these closets when wet, would dry very imperfectly, and not with- 
out receiving serious injury, and though at first it was disregarded, 
coat stands were subsequently placed in the long corridors in each 

The building was occupied early in 1881, but was not formally 
dedicated until the 22nd of February of that year, when, in the 
presence of a crowded assembly, consisting of more than three 
thousand people, filling the large Drill Hall to its utmost capacity, 
distinguished speakers representing both the Latin and the Eng- 
lish High Schools gave interesting addresses, which, together with 
a full and detailed description of the building, have been published 
in a pamphlet by the School Committee, from which we extract 
such as were made by representatives of our School : 

A temporary platform, elegantly draped, was erected on the east- 
erly side, in front of the cavalry entrance from Clarendon Street to 
the magnificent hall, while numerous portraits of past Head-Masters 
of the two Schools adorned the walls, and the Stars and Stripes hung 
in festoons in front of the balconies. 

Gen. Thomas Sherwin was in charge of the Hall, as marshal 
assisted by the Officers of the Latin and English High School 
Battalions, and the exercises were conducted in accordance with the 


1. Music. — The Heavens are Telling. Beethoven. 

Sung by a select chorus of pupils from the Girls' High, the Girls' Latin, 
and the English High and the Boy's Latin Schools. 

2. Invocation by Kev. William Burnet Wright. 

3. Delivery of Keys by the City Government to the President of the School 

Transfer of the charge of the Building to the Committee on High Schools. 

4. Music. — Selections by the Beethoven Quintet Club. Theme and Variations 

from Quartette op. 76, No. 3. Haydn. 



5. Delivery of tlie Keys to the Head-Masters of the Latin and English High 


6. Music. — Chorus. Hymn to Liberty. Methfessel. 


Music. — Female Chorus from William Tell. Bossini. 


Music. — Selections by the Beethoven Club. Mid-Summer Night's Dream. 


Music. — Chorus. The Chapel. C. Kreutzer. 


Music. — The One Hundredth Psalm. 


Director of Music. — Julius Eichberg. 

Beethoven Quintet Club. — Charles N. Allen, Gustav Danreuther, 
Violins; Henry Heindl, Viola; Wulf Fries, Violoncello; A. Stein, 
Contra Basso. 

After the invocation had been offered by the Rev. William Burnet 
Wright, Pastor of the Berkeley Street Church, Alderman Woolley, 
Chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings of the City Govern- 
ment, with a few appropriate remarks, delivered the keys to His 
Honor Mayor Prince, as President of the School Board, who, after 
receiving them, replied as follows: — 


Mr. Chairman .-—In behalf of the School Committee, I accept from you, 
as the representative of the City Government, these keys in token of the 
delivery of possession of this building, erected for the accommodation of the 
Boston Latin and English High Schools, and its consecration to the purposes 
of public education. In appropriating the large sum, more than three-quar- 
ters of a million of dollars, required for the purchase of land and construe- 

tion, the citizens have shown their ancient and traditional interest in the 
cause of free schools. By the laws of the Commonwealth this structure now 
passes from the control of the city to that of the Board of School Committee ; 
and we of this Board and our successors in office, must watch well that the 
great trust thus reposed in us is faithfully executed, so that the objects for 
which this costly temple was erected may be successfully accomplished. 
Believing that the committee fully appreciate their responsibilities in the 
premises, and that the accomplished teachers who will minister here fully 
recognize the importance of their work, I have confidence that these great 
schools will now enter upon a new career of enlarged usefulness, so that 
they will not only benefit our own citizens but the people of the whole 
Commonwealth. If such results are realized, the building of this edifice 
was inspired by policy and wisdom. 

The formal ceremonies of this dedication require me to deliver these keys 
to the Chairman of the Committee on High Schools, and this accomplished, 
my duties at this time are performed. Before making this delivery, I wish 
to say a few words touching these Schools, which their importance and the 
proprieties of the occasion seem to demand. Both of these Schools are 
venerable, not only for their great age, but for their great success in accom- 
plishing the objects of their organization. They both antedate our existence 
as a city. The Latin School was established in 1635, the English High 
School in 1821. As there is a vast disparity in their ages, we cannot say 
that they are arribo aequales aetatibics, but we may affirm that they are 

Arcades ambo, 
Et cantare pares et respondere parati. 

It may be said that the Latin School was brought here by Governor Win- 
throp and the Puritan colonists, in 1630, for their first thought, after estab- 
lishing a church was to organize a school. They built their religious, 
educational, and political institutions on foundations of rock ; for the First 
Church still lives as with immortal youth; the First School — our Latin 
School — still flourishes with no sign of decrepitude or decay, and the 
political dogma to which we owe our existence as a nation — that taxation 
and representation are inseparable — enunciated by the liberty-loving emi- 
grants more than a hundred years before the Great Declaration of the 
United Colonies, is to-day the corner-stone of our glorious Constitution. 
It is not strange that the education of the people was the early care of 
the colonists. The number of learned men among them was most extraor- 
dinary, when we consider the character of those who generally settle a 
new country. It has been said — and, I believe, truly said — that between 
1630 and 1690 there were in New England as many graduates of Cambridge 
and Oxford as could be found in any population of the same size in the 
mother country. Mr. Savage, in his history of New England, asserts that 
during the first part of that period there was in Massachusetts and Connecti- 
cut a Cambridge graduate for every two hundred and fifty inhabitants, 
"besides sons of Oxford not a few." "Probably," says the historian of 


American Literature, "no other community of pioneers ever so honored 
study, so reverenced the symbols of learning ; theirs was a social structure, 
with its corner-stone resting on a book. Universal education seemed to 
them a universal necessity, and they promptly provided for it in all its 

They declared in their laws that it was ' ' barbarous " not to be able per- 
fectly to read the English tongue, and to know the general laws. They went 
further, and declared that ' ' skill in the tongues and liberal arts is not only 
laudable, but necessary for the well-being of the Commonwealth." 

Their zeal in this respect was well shown by their action touching 
Michael Powell, the ruling elder of the Second Church of Boston. There had 
been considerable difficulty in getting a minister to take charge of this con- 
gregation, and for a few years Mr. Powell conducted the worship, and so 
satisfactorily that he would have been ordained teacher, had not the General 
Court interfered and declared that it " would not suffer one that was illiter- 
ate, as to academical education, to be called to the teaching office in such a 
place as Boston." Mr. Powell "was a man 'of sense and good character, 
and the objection to him was not that he was a layman, but that he was want- 
ing in learning." 

The public sentiment in respect to universal education was so strong as to 
induce the passage of laws for its accomplishment, and as early as the year 
1649 every New England colony except Rhode Island made public instruc- 
tion compulsory by law. Every town containing fifty householders was 
required to support a school for reading and writing, and every town 
containing one hundred householders a grammar school, with a teacher 
competent " to fit youths for the university." 

They did this not only — to quote from the old law that — "learning might 
not be buried in the graves of our fathers," but that they might baffle that 
" ould deluder Sathan," whose one chief project is "to keep men from the 
knowledge of the Scriptures, by persuading them from the use of tongues." 

As the historian Tyler well remarks, "only six years after John Win- 
throp's arrival in Salem harbor, the people of Massachusetts took from their 
own treasury the funds with which to found a university ; so that while the 
tree-stumps were as yet scarcely weather-browned in their earliest harvest- 
fields, and before the nightly howl of the wolf had ceased from the outskirts 
of their villages, they had made arrangements by which even in that wilder- 
ness their young men could at once enter upon the study of Aristotle and 
Thucydides, of Horace, and Tacitus, and the Hebrew Bible." 

We can appreciate the public solicitude for learning when we recall the 
noble declaration of the high-spirited New England matron to her son: 
" Child, if God make thee a good Christian and a good scholar thou hast all 
that thy mother ever asked of thee." 

Epitaphs are often true expressions of popular sentiment. On the tombstone 
of a young and promising minister who early died here was inscribed — 
beneath the hie jacet: " The ashes of a hard student, a good scholar, and a 
great Christian." 


But the early Puritans were not solicitous in respect to education merely 
from "the love they bore to learning," nor for the sole reasons set forth in 
the legislation to which I have referred. Those of them who were deep 
thinkers and studied the future, saw another value in popular intelligence. 
They had been driven from the fatherland into emigration by the persecu- 
tion of the English hierarchy, and were convinced that the English govern- 
ment in their treatment of Dissenters would always reflect the intolerance of 
the English Church. They therefore felt that the time would come — and, 
perhaps, ere long, when they or their posterity would be compelled to estab- 
lish an independent government for the attainment and maintenance of the 
/ great objects which prompted their emigration, — civil and religious liberty. 
The shadow of coming events was seen as early as 1633, — three years after 
their landing here, — when the stout-hearted and irrepressible Roger Williams 
asserted the novel but prolific doctrine "that the people were the origin of 
all power in the government." This political truth, fermenting in the public 
mind, generalized a vast amount of speculation upon the natural rights of 
man, and the elementary principles of the social compact. It evoked new 
theories in respect to the nature of government, and evolved new views of 
the powers and rights of the people. The colonists soon began to recognize 
the great truth — now regarded, wherever there is constitutional liberty, as 
axiomatic — that government is merely the agent of the people for the man- 
agement of their political affairs, and the enforcement of those fundamental 
rules and principles which are necessary for the protection of the rights of 
the members of the body politic and the maintenance of social order ; that 
such agent, like all agents, is responsible to its constituents for the way it 
executes its delegated powers, and that it can be dismissed from office when 
the latter shall think it for their interest to exercise the right of doing so. 

But it was obvious to those far-seeing men that no such government could 
be established or successfully maintained if the requisite conditions were 
wanting ; that it was absurd to expect that there could be free institutions 
unless there were intelligent citizens ; that ignorance was incompatible with 
liberty. They felt, in the eloquent words of the committee who recom- 
mended in after years the establishment of the English High School, " that 
to preserve tranquillity and order in a community, perpetuate the blessings of 
society and free government, and promote the happiness and prosperity of 
the people, there must be a general diffusion of knowledge." 

Free public education was, therefore, made an important object of political 
care and State policy, and the most generous provision for its support early 
and unceasingly made. Liberal as our citizens are to-day in their appropria- 
tions foj the cause of popular education, they give no more — perhaps not 
so much — as the colonists six years after their landing, when the subscription 
towards the maintenance of a schoolmaster was circulated, headed by "the 
Governor, Mr. Henry Vane, Esq.," for ten pounds, and Deputy Governor 
John Winthrop, and Richard Bellingham, each for the same sum ; forty-two 
others of that poor, God-fearing, but letters-loving community subscribing 
according to their ability. Our Puritan ancestors felt with the great Roman 

statesman and philosopher, that we cannot confer a greater benefit upon our 
country than by instructing and giving a proper direction to the minds of our 
youth. Quid munus Reipublicae majus — meliusve of err e possumus — quam 
si juventutem docemus et bene erudimust 

The first school, as I have observed, was gathered in 1635, as soon after 
the arrival of the emigrants as there were probably children to teach, when, 
to quote the record, they " entreated brother Philemon Pormort to become 
school-master for the teaching; and nurturing of children with us." 

There is some reason to doubt whether brother Philemon ever consented to 
serve as schoolmaster, so that it may be claimed that he was the first teacher 
of this ancient school. The records say that the Rev. Daniel Maude was 
" also chosen" to the office of school-master in August, 1636, and it appears 
that when the Rev. John Wheelwright was banished in 1637 for heterodoxy 
on certain doctrinal points, among those who went away with him was 
brother Philemon ; so that if he ever taught this School it was only for a 
few months. 

I have never seen the course of study adopted at the organization of the 
first school, but it would seem that the higher branches, and not merely 
elementary instruction were taught from the start. We know that Latin was 
taught, because some of the pupils knew it ; hence the inference that the 
first school from its establishment was a Latin School. 

I have never seen any reliable description of the School-house where this 
first school was located; but it was not probably more elegant or more 
imposing in its architecture than the first church, which had mud walls and 
a thatched roof. It was situated in School Street, very near the spot, if not 
on it, where the statue of Franklin now stands ; so that the location of that 
memorial of the great philosopher and constant advocate of popular educa- 
tion, on the site where he received his first instruction, was appropriately 
chosen. All places hallowed by sacred associations will be regarded by the 
cultivated and refined with sentiments of reverence, and the desire to protect 
them from uses degrading to the religio loci naturally obtains. The alumni, 
therefore, must be gratified to know that the statue of the great man guards 
the original and natal location of the old School. 

Although the two original buildings consecrated to religion and education 
were thus humble, yet as the years went by and the material prosperity of 
the country increased, better structures were erected for the accommodation 
of both church and school. We know that the former was removed from its 
first site in State Street to Washington street, where Joy's* Building now 
stands, thence to Chauncy Street, and thence to the beautiful temple on 
Berkeley Street. We know that the latter was removed from its original 
location to that opposite on the same street, now occupied by a part of 
Parker's Hotel ; that afterward it was removed to Bedford Street, and then 
to this magnificent edifice. But we do not know, nor can we determine with 
the same certainty, what has been the influence of this first church and first 


school, during their long existence, on this community. We may safely say, 
however, that to their teaching^ the people of Boston largely owe the moral, 
religious, and intellectual culture which has so greatly distinguished them in 
all their history — ab urbe condita — that to these they owe the formation of 
that solidity of character which has ever made them the earnest advocates of 
the principles of civil and religious liberty — the leaders in every social and 
political reform, and the friends of every measure for the elevation of man 
and the promotion of civilization. We are indebted to these teachings for 
the great influence we had in establishing the independence of the colonies, 
and in shaping the character and policy of the government in the early days 
of the Republic. We are indebted to these teachings for much of our won- 
derful municipal prosperity. 

We find evidence of the successful work of the Latin School, in its early 
history, in the fact that it was able, with the Grammar School on Bennett 
Street, and three writing-schools, to instruct all the youth of Boston previous 
to the Revolution. At that time they accommodated about nine hundred 
scholars. We find evidence of the success of the School in subsequent years 
in the large number of its distinguished alumni who attained eminence in 
the arts and sciences, in law, medicine, and theology, and in the mercantile, 
manufacturing, and mechanical professions. 

For many years most of the young men were here prepared for admission 
to Harvard College, so that during its long existence it has well discharged 
the objects set forth in the law under which it was established, " to fit youths 
for the university," and I think that it has been generally found that the 
graduates of this School were as well if not better fitted than those of other 

This institution has been fortunate in all its history in being under the care 
of able teachers — teachers who were not only eminent for learning and 
culture, but for their comprehension of instruction as an art and their capac- 
ity to teach. Many of them have been highly distinguished as successful 
educators. Under the charge of the accomplished scholar who is now the 
Principal of this School we may indulge the confident expectation that its 
character and reputation will be maintained in the future. 

The English High School had its origin in the want that was felt in the 
early part of this century for a school where those who had not the wish, or 
were without the means, to obtain a collegiate education, might receive 
instruction in some of the branches of practical importance, generally taught 
only at colleges. The Latin School, as has been stated, had for its chief 
purpose the fitting of boys for the university. 

These schools have occupied the same building in Bedford Street for nearly 
forty years. We now dedicate to their joint use this beautiful structure. 
May they continue to occupy it in harmony and prosperity as long as mun- 
dane things are permitted to endure. 

This day is memorable and dear to our citizens and to all Americans as 
the natal anniversary of the Father of his country. I invoke the blessings of 
his spirit on these two institutions, that they may not only instill into our youth 


the desire for intellectual and moral truth, so as to lead them through the 
pursuits of knowledge, to cultivate, as Tully has well said, in our mortal life 
the pursuits of heaven, but may also inculcate the spirit of a lofty patriotism, 
that there may be always here, where Washington first drew his sword in the 
cause of civil liberty, those who will make every sacrifice for its defence. 

Mr. Chairman of the Committee on High Schools, I now conclude the part 
assigned to me in this dedication by delivering you these keys. I do so with 
great pleasure, being well assured that you and your committee will faith- 
fully administer the supervisory powers in respect to these schools delegated 
to you by the Board. 


Mr. Mayor: — In behalf of the Committee on High Schools, I accept the 
trust of which these keys are a fitting recognition. Let me express the pro- 
found satisfaction of the committee with the completion of the plans for the 
accommodation of the great schools which are to occupy this house. These 
schools have labored for years under the most trying disadvantages, with 
classes scattered about at considerable distance from the main building, and 
under circumstances which made it impossible to do the best work, or work 
which was satisfactory to the teachers themselves. That they have been able 
to maintain their popularity, under such conditions, and even to grow in 
efficiency and usefulness, is due chiefly to the extraordinary good fortune of 
the committee in securing and retaining a corps of instructors in both schools 
unsurpassed for ability, and devoted heart and soul to the work they were 
called upon to do. 

The schools were never, we believe, in a stronger position than they are 
now. They were never in a condition to do better work. With the facilities 
which this building will afford, when our rooms are furnished, as I have no 
doubt they will be, with suitable chemical, physical and philosophical appar- 
atus, the appliances which science and mechanical skill have devised, we 
shall be recreant to our duty if we fail to impart a training which will fit the 
young to enter upon the activities of life with all the conditions requisite to 
success, so far as they depend on instruction in the public schools 

We wish to express our grateful acknowledgments to you, sir, and to 
the City Government, for the munificent liberality that has provided so 
generously for the wants of these schools, and to the Committee and the 
Superintendent of Public Buildings, and especially to the City Architect for 
his admirable and thoughtful designs for the comfort and convenience of 
teachers and pupils. It may be easy to suggest improvements and to find 
fault with defects when the work is done, but, take it all in all, we believe it 
to be the grandest and most complete school-house in this country, if not in 
the world. We thank you all, sir, for the excellent way in which the work 
has been done Tt is a monument, noble in its designs, magnificent in its 
proportions, and fit to commemorate the wise and far-seeing liberality of our 



The committee, I arn sure, feel a deep sense of responsibility to the 
citizens who maintain these schools, and to the parents whose sons are to be 
taught here. Let us have your considerate co-operation, your generous con- 
iidence, and your hearty support, and we will make these schools not only 
the pride of every citizen, but the crowning glory of the free public school 
system of Boston. 

After music by the choir, Mr. Flint continued : — 

Mr. Merrill, Head-Master of the Public Latin School : I have the honor, on 
behalf of the committee, to entrust these keys to you. They are the symbols 
of your authority. Since the committee called you to the honorable and 
responsible position at the head of this great School, they have watched you 
day by day, with increasing confidence in your ability, in your scholarship, 
and in your practical sagacity. When you entered upon your duties, four 
years ago, the school had suffered from a variety of causes. Its general 
tone and its discipline were low, and it failed to command the entire con- 
fidence of the School Board, or of the community. 1 state what I know 
from my own experience when I say it was a source of great anxiety to the 
committee in charge. You have revolutionized it in these respects, and you 
are fairly entitled to the credit of it. The Latin School was never in a better 
condition, so far as its general tone and spirit are concerned, than it is 
to-day. I do not believe its corps of teachers was ever so exceptionally 
strong and efficient at any one time in the past, or so united in their efforts 
to do the best possible work for the credit and the reputation of the school 

You are at the head of the oldest free public school in this country. It 
was the work of men struggling with the hardships and the gloomy isolation 
of colonial life, but determined, let what would come, that learning should 
not be buried in the graves of their fathers. If there ever was a case where 
men builded better than they knew, it was that of the early fathers of New 
England, when they started to embody in a material and practical form the 
declaration of their great spiritual leader, " that government, as the natural 
guardian of all the young, has the right to compel the people to support 
schools/' They applied that principle for the first time here, in the establish- 
ment of this school, only five years after the settlement of this place, and 
while the little colony was still hanging almost on the verge of despair. 

The history of the School, therefore, dates back to the early infancy of 
the colony of the Massachusetts Bay, to a period anterior to the founding of 
Harvard College, and for a hundred years or more it was regarded as "the 
principal school of all the colonies, if not in all America.'" It is, as we all 
know, a preparatory school. It has always been regarded as such, and as 
such in times past it gained a high and well-earned reputation as the most 
efficient institution in the country, nobly and honorably accomplishing its 
mission, and proving itself to be a priceless blessing to this community. 

But though somewhat venerable with age, there is still abundant room for 
growth . The standard of scholarship required for admission to our colleges 


is constantly advancing, so that we shall be obliged constantly to produce 
better results, and forced not only to do more work, but to raise the standard 
of admission to the higher classes. To make such changes as may be needed 
from time to time in the course of studies, to keep the School in the line of 
growth and j>rogress so as to accomplish the highest results, will require 
constant watchfulness, consummate skill, and an untiring devotion. The 
committee, I need not say, will give you all the aid in their power, and will 
cordially co-operate with you in your efforts to maintain the ancient renown 
of an institution which was for many years regarded as by far the best pre- 
paratory school in all America. 


Mr. Chairman: — In receiving these keys from your hands, we are re- 
minded of the obligations resting upon us as instructors of youth. We 
trust that this responsibility is never lost sight of. But it is well to call 
attention at times to the services demanded of us and to the trust reposed in 
us, lest we may forget that the influence of our work here is far-reaching, 
boundless as eternity itself. 

The vocation of teaching is subordinate to that calling alone which devotes 
itself to the interests of the soul. Our fathers associated the two ; they felt 
that erudition in theological lore was an essential qualification for teaching 
the young, especially in the higher institutions of learning. This sentiment 
has not altogether disappeared, though the occupations are now, practically, 
distinct. A different course of study and a different kind of instruction are 
necessary for a suitable preparation for teaching. Still, the minister of the 
Gospel is, as he ever has been, an earnest advocate of mental culture ; he 
believes in an intelligent piety. On the other hand, the teacher, if true to 
his profession, will have regard for the moral and spiritual nature of his 
pupils. On the union of this moral and mental culture depend the broadest 
development of man's character, his own well-being, the purity of society, 
and the security and perpetuity of our free institutions. 

Therefore, may the pupils of this School ever obey the precepts of Divine 
revelation in their widest meaning, as given to us in the Proverbs of 
Solomon: "Get wisdom; get understanding; forget it not, neither decline 
from the words of my mouth ; forsake her not and she shall preserve thee ; 
love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; there- 
fore get wisdom, and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her 
and she shall promote thee ; she shall bring thee to honor when thou dost 
embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace, and a 
crown of glory shall she deliver to thee." 

You have been kind enough, Mr. Chairman, on various occasions, to speak 
approvingly of the condition of the School since it has been entrusted to my 
care. Your words to-day, accord to me, I fear, more credit than I deserve. 
I wish to confirm all you have said in praise of my associates, and to assure 
you that we are greatly indebted to them for whatever success, in your judg- 


ment, we have attained. We also wish to thank you, sir, as well as your 
colleagues and the parents of the pupils, for your prompt and hearty support 
in promoting the welfare of the School. But all efforts of teachers avail not 
to make a school successful, unless they have the sympathy and willing 
obedience of their pupils. This state of things appears to exist. As our boys 
advance through their respective classes from year to year, and reach the 
first class, — the sixth form, in which Dr. Arnold placed the hope and the 
confidence of his school-work, — we see them putting off childish things, and 
the senseless frivolities of early youth, and becoming manly and honorable, 
appreciative and generous in their feelings. Such a class, a fit repre- 
sentative of previous classes, we can present to you to-day. Be assured that 
so long as this continues, you need have no anxiety about the order and 
well-beino: of the School. 

Two hundred and forty-six years ago the residents of the infant colony of 
Massachusetts established this School "for the teaching and nourtering of 
children with us." We have no historical statement of the fact, except 
possibly that which the Mayor has given us to-day, but it is reasonable to 
suppose that the first Governor of the colony gave the measure his hearty 
support. It would be incongruous to suppose otherwise. He was an 
educated man, and we know that he was an ardent supporter of public 
education in his adopted home. Could he have looked through the vista of 
coming centuries, and seen the development of his hazardous experiment 
into the metropolis of to-day, with its teeming population, with its vast in- 
dustrial interests, with its churches and schools, and the distinction of its 
citizens, especially those bearing his own name, he might have exclaimed, 
in the words of Anchises, as he beheld from the abodes of bliss, in prophetic 
vision, the glory of Rome, the mistress of the world, in the golden age of 
Augustan power and literature : — 

Illustris animas, nostrumque ia nomeu ituras. 

It is eminently fitting that we should have with us to-day the chief magistrate 
of the Commonwealth, to ratify and confirm the act of his great predecessor, 
to give dignity and impressiveness to these exercises by the weight of his 
official position and his personal character. It is also a fortunate circum- 
stance that, among the prominent graduates of our School, we have here 
to-day a lineal descendant of the first Governor, a fellow-citizen whom we 
delight to honor, himself an alumnus of the School, whose presence and 
utterances will prove a benediction, who, in the fullness of years and wisdom, 
will give us, in his own eloquent way, words of counsel and encouragement. 
We have assembled to-clay to dedicate this building to the moral and 
mental culture of our youth, the highest purposes to which it could be 
devoted save the promulgation of the Gospel of the Saviour of mankind. 
But let us remember that this is not exclusively our own gift ; it is a legacy 
we have received from our fathers We have taken this legacy, added to it, 
enlarged it by generous offerings, and adapted it to the needs of our day and 
generation. Let there be no complaints, no regrets. Let us transmit this 


offering to our children with the same generous impulses and noble aims as 
our fathers transmitted it to us. May it do as much for them as it has done 
for us. In their turn they will take the legacy, when it is no longer suitable 
for them in the form in which we present it, enlarge it, and transmit it to 
generations farther on. Therefore, all honor to those who have had any- 
thing to do, from the beginning to the end, with this public benefaction. 

The aims of the two schools occupying the building are different. Cicero 
s*ys : " Omnes artes, quae ad humanitatem pertinent habent quoddam com- 
mune vinculum et cognatione quadam inter se continentur." This involves a 
principle in education as true to-day as when these words were uttered. 
Tie following version, nearly a literal translation, answers our present pur- 
pose: "All branches of knowledge which tend to the cultivation and 
reinement of the mind have a common bond of union and a certain close 
relationship to one another." The more one knows the better. But no 
mind can grasp all knowledge. A selection must be made. We think we 
h?ve the best selection on our side ; they think they have the best on the 
other side. But there need be no quarrel. The two schools will occupy the 
buMing in peace, in the spirit of an admission recently made by an eminent 
scieitist in England,- Prof . Huxley, who said: "I am the last person to 
question the importance of genuine literary education, or to suppose that 
intellectual culture can be complete without it. An exclusively scientific 
trainng will bring about a mental twist as surely as an exclusively literary 
trainng.'' 1 

In the spirit of this partial concession to the advantage of linguistic 
studies, these schools will meet the wants of our people. There is enough 
of the literary element in the one, and enough of the scientific element 
in the other, to save each from the charge of exclusiveness. 

I need enter upon no eulogy of the work of the English High School. Its 
results have been conspicuous. Among its graduates, eminent in the various 
callings of life, some to-day will tell what it has done for them and for their 

Th« Latin School, let us hope, in days to come as in days past, will lay a 
broac foundation for intellectual development, which will be but the 
begiming of a long course of study, culminating in the learned pro- 
fessions or in other positions equally important and influential, bringing 
credit to the School, to the pupils themselves, honor to their native city, 
strength and renown to the Commonwealth and to the nation. a brief address to the Master of the English High School, 
and a response from Mr. Waterhouse, Mr. Flint, turning to the 
audience, then resumed : — 

Ladies and Gentlemen : — It would obviously be improper for me to detain 
you nany moments from the sequel to these formal ceremonies. I am well 
awar$ that this is a day of congratulation rather than of suggestion, and yet 
thereis one thought, not new by any means, but worthy of frequent repeti- 



tion, that I wish I could impress upon the minds of the parents of our boys. 
It is that, taking our community as a whole, we are too much inclined 
to rely upon fine school-houses, upon accomplished teachers, and upon 
elaborate and costly appliances for instruction. All these are important, 
to be sure, and by no means to be overlooked, but every teacher, and, 
every active member of a committee must realize and appreciate the fai J 
greater importance of wise parental discipline and sound instruction at 
home. I 

Our schools and colleges can do much, but they cannot do all. Th?y 
ought to be regarded merely as supplementary to the more important ili- 
fluences of the home. We must not confound instruction with educaticjn. 
The teachers of our public schools can have their pupils, at the most, but 
five hours a day, and that time must be given chiefly to instruction, so tliat 
most of the influences which go to build up a noble and finished character 
must come from parents at home. If we would have an Eton or) a 
Rugby, we must comply with the conditions which such schools impose. 
We must give up our boys to the more complete control of competent 
teachers. ( 

The boys of our cities are far too apt to rely upon outside influences/for 
growth and mental development. They are not sufficiently self-relent. 
They are not so self-reliant as boys brought up in the country, anc 1 for 
obvious reasons. They seem to wait to be taught, to have knowledge poured 
into them as it were, — as if their minds were mere storehouses, whenlthey 
ought to be workshops. 

Now, there is no plainer axiom than this, that the mind grows only py its 
own action. We cannot travel by railway from ignorance to knowledge. 
The way through mental discipline to a high standard of intellectual culture 
is as slow and laborious now as it ever was. The school and the college can 
aid by giving direction, but they cannot supply a lack of mental :orce. 
They must rely upon home influences to stimulate ambition, to infuse energy, 
to kindle enthusiasm, and to create a love for the work of the School. 

Now, what you and what I can do, to a certain extent, is just this : We can 
stimulate mental activity in our boys. We can do something to encourage 
them to greater self-reliance. We can impress upon them constancy the 
idea that they must work out their own salvation ; that whatever we mjiy do 
for them, whatever teachers and schools and books may do for them will 
amount to very little unless they learn to rely upon themselves. The 
be no strong, stalwart, well-developed manhood that is obliged all th< 
to lean on something outside of itself for support, and a true education 
to fit a man to meet emergencies, to fight the battle of life manfully, ^.ld to 
crown it with victory. 

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The choir then sang the beautiful " Hymn to Liberty." 

The Chairman. — We are fortunate in having with us to-day the Chief 
Magistrate of a Commonwealth that was the first to put upon its Satute 
Book an act " to provide for the instruction of youth and for the pronation 


of good education." An act so remarkable for felicity of expression as to 
amount almost to fervid eloquence was passed by the Legislature of 1789, 
and it is so short that I am sure you will pardon me for reading a single 
section of it. It was enacted : — 

" That it shall be, and it is hereby made the duty of the President, pro- 
fessors, and tutors of the University at Cambridge, preceptors and teachers 
of academies, and all other instructors of youth to take diligent care and to 
exert their best endeavors to impress on the minds of children and youth 
committed to their care and instruction, the principles of piety, justice, and a 
sacred regard to truth, love of their country, humanity and universal benevo- 
lence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance, 
and those virtues which are the ornament of human society, and the basis 
upon which the republican constitution is structured. And it shall be the 
duty of such instructors to endeavor to lead those under their care (as their 
ages and capacities will admit) into a particular understanding of the 
tendency of the before-mentioned virtues, to preserve and perfect a republi- 
can constitution and to secure the blessings of liberty, as well as to promote 
their future happiness, and the tendency of the opposite vices to slavery and 

It is the spirit of this remarkable act, embodying, as it does, the very 
elements of popular education and civil liberty which had been worked out 
by the experience of the early fathers ; breathing, as it does, in every line, 
the loftiest sentiments, and appealing to all men of culture and sound 
principles to stand round and support and elevate the standard of popular 
education, — it is the spirit of this act that has pervaded and directed our 
system of free public schools from its passage, more than ninety years ago, 
down to the present hour. I have the honor to introduce to you His 
Excellency, Governor Long. 


The enactment which you have just read, Mr. Chairman, lacks something 
of conciseness, and, if you will pardon me, of entire felicity of expression. 
But, in its spirit, it well emphasizes the demand of Massachusetts that her 
children shall be instructed not only in studies that make the mind acute and 
strong, but in the good morals which lie at the foundation of character and 
of the State. Most sincerely, while bringing to the dedication on Washing- 
ton's birthday of this new temple of learning, so spacious and elegant, the 
good words and wishes of the Commonwealth, do I trust that, in conformity 
with her spirit and statutes, its teaching shall be the truth, its inspiration 
shall be humanity, and its fruit the citizen free and true. And let us not 
forget that it is not the munificent gift of some princely magnate, but the 
more munificent self-imposed contribution of the body of the people. 

As a part of the great educational system, which from the first the 
Commonwealth has fostered, these two noble schools belong to Massachu- 
setts. The Latin School dates its beginning almost with that of the Colony. 


It foreran Harvard College. Among its teachers, at the opening of the 
Revolution, it saw the older Lovell, a Tory refugee, and the younger, a 
flaming patriot, at the side of those Massachusetts heroes, Hancock and 
Adams. And, to-day, I see its scholars standing before me in the uniform 
of the State militia. It is the General Court that, under the lead of a gallant 
young colonel of my staff [Colonel Higginson] , is authorizing their instruc- 
tion in military drill. And yet, as I behold their gun barrels ranged around 
these walls, I am glad to see that their arms yield place to the citizen's gown. 
The Latin School has been not more a nursery of classical learning than of 
a better than classical love of country. Within these walls the sculptured 
marble weeps over the record of its patriot martyrs. The names that have 
won Massachusetts most glory for statesmanship, eloquence, letters, the 
pulpit, and all well-doing, are, many of them, written on its rolls. If it 
could be typified in some life-like form, holding in its grasp not a spear but 
a book, surmounted not by a helmet but by a scholar's cap, it would well 
represent our Massachusetts common schools and stand as the American 
Palladium, its eyes flashing fire at any desecrating touch, conscious that upon 
its preservation forever depends the safety of the Republic. 

Amid all this architectural vastness and convenience how the imagination 
tries to picture the homely shed that once stood in the rear of King's Chapel ! 
The successive steps of the Latin School from house to house, wide as is the 
divergence from the first to the last, are, however, only in keeping with the 
marvellous growth of the city and the Commonwealth. Whether the cause 
of good learning has kept pace with the enlargement of its temples and with 
the increase in the number of its votaries is not so certain. One might doubt 
it in the presence of Winthrop, who sits here a graduate of this School, his 
vigor unimpaired, chosen out from more than fifty millions of people, not 
more for his great ancestral name than for his scholarship here first acquired, 
to be the orator of the next great centennial of the American Republic. One 
might doubt it, too, in the presence of Emerson, that other graduate who is 
also here, and who is indeed wherever education and the culture of the soul 
refine the air through which the spirit springs to heaven. Be it remembered 
that the one object of education, forever and now, is not to make the mind a 
storehouse full-crammed, not to dissipate it in the shattering endeavor to 
grasp all knowledge, but to enable a man, whatever his faculties or resources, 
to command, to use, to apply them to the full, — if he lift a hammer, to strike 
the nail on the head, — if he cleave a log, to strike it in the very centre, — if he 
argue a cause, to drive straight at the heart and the understanding. Given 
this ability and the education thus to use and expend his power, and then the 
storing of the mind and the variety and scope of accomplishment will take 
care of themselves ; even as when a forest spring is put to use and overflows, 
it is never exhausted, because the whole mountain-side spontaneously bleeds 
at every vein to keep it full. The difference of one man from another is less 
in power than in the use of power. Command of words, mastery of language, 
are not more the distinction of Webster and Burke than of the most brilliant 
speculator in mining stocks, or of the head man in a New England village. 


And yet how painful and pitiful is the daily spectacle of some graduate of 
our schools, soaked with lessons, who cannot put a thought into words, or a 
purpose into execution. 

But it is not for me to speak of the special topics of education. Whatever 
in that is best has here always found its opportunity, and, I am sure, here 
always will find it. Rather, speaking for the Commonwealth, and speaking, 
too, for myself in connection with a School in which I was once for a few 
weeks a teacher, I love to recall the exquisite freshness and promise of the 
scholar's life and progress, the delights of classical learning, the inspiration 
of the acquirement of knowledge, the growing consciousness of mental grasp 
and power, though it but blush and tremble at its own first essay at speech 
or at poem. There is no range so noble, so free, so easy in its access to the 
rarest communion, as the scholar's. Not by accident is it that rhetoric and 
poetry and the Greek and Latin classics have been called the " humanities." 
In one common humanity they link all ages, all times, all conditions. 
Through these halls, many a boy, perhaps the humblest, a poet in his soul 
and in his eyes, shall walk with Virgil hand in hand; many a youthful 
stammering orator have Demosthenes for his master, and many a lover of 
letters repeat, fresh from Cicero's tongue, his matchless tribute in their 

Noblesse oblige ! In her poverty Massachusetts gave from her scanty store 
that learning might not perish. Have no fear or distrust of her generosity. 
That all her sons might be scholars she has cheerfully borne the heaviest 
burden upon her labor and her sweat. And nobly hitherto has the scholar 
responded to the obligation, in his own self-respect, in his loyalty to her, in 
his patriotism, in his usefulness in the world. May it still be his, going out 
from beneath this favored roof, with the mantle of three centuries now 
settling down upon it, to show that, dubbed to grander service than that of 
ancient knight, the scholar is noblest, not when his attainments, which he 
owes to the common contribution, lift him aside from his fellow-men, but 
when they equip and inspire him to mingle with them, to shed among them 
his own better influence, and to spread abroad — himself an example — those 
qualities, named in the legislative act of 1789, of piety, justice, regard for 
truth, love of country, benevolence, industry, moderation and temperance, 
which are the best "humanities," "which are the ornament of human 
society, and on which the Republican Constitution is structured." 

The Chairman. — His Excellency has spoken so well for the Common- 
wealth, as it stands to-day, that we could almost wish we had several other 
Governors to present to you. We cannot so easily call up the living presence 
of the first great Governor of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, but he 
was a reality here two hundred and fifty years ago, full of activity, earnest 
in all good works, inspiring the settlers with courage and hope when they 
were brought to the verge of despair, and contributing liberally of his own 
means to found one of the great schools which arc to occupy this grand 
structure. But we have a descendant in the direct line from him, whose 


name he bears, and whose voice is always welcome, though too seldom heard 
in our midst. It gives me pleasure to introduce to you the Hon. Robert C. 



Most willingly, my friends, would I have been excused from the call which 
has now been made on me, — even at the cost of all the kind compliments by 
which that call has been preceded and accompanied. And yet I could not 
quite find it in my heart to be wholly wanting to such an occasion. On this 
day of all other days, — associated, as it is, and will forever be, with the 
grandest character in American history, or in any other merely human history, 
— I am most glad to find myself among those to whom that character should 
always be held up as their best model, and by whom it should never cease to 
be revered and venerated. 

But I am not here to talk about Washington. 'Nor do I propose to say 
anything about Governor Winthrop, to whom so many just and welcome 
allusions have been made in connection with my own name Indeed, you 
will bear me witness, Mr. Chairman, that in accepting your repeated and 
flattering invitations, I promised to say only a few words ; and I trust that I 
shall not too greatly exceed the measure of my promise. There are, I know, 
older graduates of the Boston Latin School than myself around me, — Mr. 
Emerson, to whom you have given so marked and cordial a reception, Mr. 
Dillaway, so long the Head Master of the School, and my friend, Dr. Lothrop, 
to name no others. But they will all agree with me, and you will agree with 
them, that any one who is obliged to turn back nearly threescore years to 
find his name on the old catalogue, need make no apology for being brief, 
on this or any other occasion. 

I am here, then, ladies and gentlemen, only to manifest my earnest and 
undying interest in these great public schools of Boston ; to renew the 
assurance of my gratitude as a citizen for all that they have done for our 
city, for our Commonwealth, and for our whole country ; to testify afresh 
my own personal gratitude for all that one of them did for me, under good 
Master Gould, so many, many, years ago ; and to offer to them both, to their 
pupils and to their masters, my warmest felicitations on the completion of 
the noble edifice which they are henceforth privileged to occupy. 

The dedication of a massive and magnificent schoolhouse like this — 
destined, as we hope and trust, not only to outlast all, however young, 
who are gathered here to-day, but to be the resort of our children and 
our children's children in a far distant future — is an occasion, I need not 
say, of most impressive and most suggestive interest. A well-remembered 
English poet of the last century, in one of his celebrated odes, looked back 
from a distance on the old towers of Eton, to prefigure and portray some 
of the varieties of personal experience — prosperous or adverse, joyous or 
sad — which awaited the young pupils of that famous seminary. And a 
most dismal and doleful picture he presented of not a few of the little 


victims, as he styled them, with countless ministers of fate lying in am- 
bush around them, eager to seize and rack and rend them. No such 
picture of an American school, or of any other school, would be accepted 
in our day and generation. 

It is for us, certainly, as we gather beneath these new towers of our own, 
to contemplate brighter and more cheering visions of the future. It is for 
us, to-day, to look forward to a long procession of the children of our 
beloved city streaming forth, year by year, from these noble halls, — not 
exempt, indeed, from the trials and casualties of our common lot, or from 
any of the ills that flesh is heir to, but pressing onward hopefully and 
bravely, in ever-increasing throngs, to fight the great battle of life, to win 
happiness and honor for themselves, and to add new strength and new 
security to those free institutions which can only rest safely on education and 

I echo the impressive words just uttered by the good Master of the Latin 
School. May that fear of God which is the beginning of wisdom, and that 
love of God which casteth out all fear, take possession of their hearts ; and 
may His blessing be on all their worthy efforts, both as boys and as men ! 
But let them never forget that, under God, they are to be the masters of 
their own fate, and of their own future. It will not be in their stars, — no, 
nor in their school-houses, however humble, or however grand, — but in 
themselves, if they are underlings, or if they shall grow up to the stature of 
the noblest patriotism and public usefulness. There can be no real failure 
for those who are true to themselves. 

The old Latin School — to which I may be pardoned for one more special 
allusion, as a former pupil — is now taking possession of its fifth local habita- 
tion. We can trace it along from its first rude tenement of mud walls and 
thatched roof, as the Mayor has just described it, to another, and another, 
and still another, more substantial and commodious structure, until, at last, 
this grand consummation has been reached. The fifth act opens in triumph, 
and the old School enters to-day, hand in hand with its accomplished younger 
sister, upon a far more spacious and splendid theatre. Need I say, need any 
one tell them, that larger expectations will rightfully be cherished of those 
who are to enjoy these larger opportunities and advantages ? May we not 
reasonably call on every Boston boy, who enters these wide-spread gates 
and shining archways, not to allow all the improvements to be confined to 
the mere material structure, the mere outward shell, but to see to it that the 
character of the schools shall take on something of the proportions, some- 
thing of the beauty and grandeur of the building which the city has so 
sumptuously provided for them ; and, still more, to see to it that his own in- 
dividual character shall not be wanting towards making up the precious 
mosaic of an institution worthy of such a home and such a history. 

I might almost venture to conceive that some one of the young scholars 
around us at this moment — and more than one — might catch an inspiration 
from this very scene, and from all its rich associations and utterances, and, 
recalling that exquisite stanza of Holmes's " Chambered Nautilus," with all 


its marvellous transmutations and transmigrations, might say to himself, as 
he retires from these impressive ceremonies : — 

Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, 

As the swift seasons roll ! 

Leave thy low-vaulted past ! 
Let each new temple, nobler than the last, 
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, 

Till thou at length art free, — 
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea ! 

Such lines might almost claim a place among the illuminated legends on 
these walls. Certainly, their sentiment might well be impressed on every 
young heart which is beating high with the exultations of this hour. I can 
add nothing to them. 

The Chairman then called on the President of the Institute of 
Technology, Prof. William B. Rogers, who said : — 

Mr. Chairman. — You are well aware that it is with no small reluctance 
that I have consented to appear on this occasion. Bodily infirmities have 
led to your indulgence now in placing me much before the position proper 
to me in this celebration. I feel, when I look back, as I cannot help doing, 
to the past history of these schools, and think of the time when a small 
gathering of the citizens of the little town of Boston agreed to "entreat 
Brother Philemon Pormort to become a school-master for the teaching and 
culture of the young folk around," and when I look now at what has been 
accomplished in the course of these two and a half centuries by the intelli- 
gence and provident wisdom of the citizens of Boston in the development 
of these schools, now furnished with such magnificent preparation and 
accommodation for their instruction, I cannot but think of what may be the 
question arising as to the progress which has been made in the meantime in 
that which is most important of all, — the real and substantial education of 
the youth of Boston and of the Commonwealth. It is certainly true that 
there has been great progress made in the methods of school-training, of 
college and university education, as they have been successively developed ; 
but it is not less true that there is a great deal to be done to secure the best 
fruits of any of these forms of education. It has been admirably well said, 
since I have been sitting in this audience, that it is not simply in the magnifi- 
cence of the accommodation, in the beauty and grandeur of the structure, or 
even in the extent of the appliances for education, that its great benefits are 
to consist. 

I know perfectly well, I think I may say, that there are very few of the 
youth now before me who would answer to Shakespeare's description of the 
"whining school-boy, with his satchel and shining morning face, creeping 
like a snail unwillingly — to school, 1 ' excepting in the fact of the " satchel 
and the shining face," for now, such are the attractions of our well-organized 
schools, that the reluctance here referred to, and which has become some- 
what classical in our language, is of rare, exceedingly rare, occurrence. 


The minds of youth are taught by being educed, by having more or less of 
those arrangements and agencies brought to bear which help the student to 
teach himself, and we are learning now that real education does not consist 
in the accumulation of mere knowledge, as such simply, but in the training 
of the faculties for the future uses of the man. It has been well said, — and 
I know that to a large extent this maxim, if I may so call it, has been 
brought into application in these great schools of Boston, — that intellectual 
food should go to form mental muscle, and not mental fat. I for one am 
entirely catholic in my views of education. I believe that mental muscle 
may be nourished and strengthened by the study of the classical languages, 
and I know that it can be strengthened to an almost unbounded extent by 
the study of the laws and agencies of nature. It was said by Hobbes, with 
only a partial degree of truth, I think, that " words are wise men's counters : 
they but reckon by them." I think that they are more than counters, that 
they are genuine money. They stand for something which is not only other 
than words, but wider, grander, and eternal in its character; and that is, 
they stand for things, for practical agencies, and phenomena, and laws ; and 
upon this basis, and only upon this, can we erect a substantial and enduring 

We ought, perhaps, for a moment to think of what was the condition of 
the civilized world at the time that Brother Pormort founded this little 
School, — the first free school in Massachusetts, the first free school in the 
United States, for we must remember that Boston was a very insignificant 
place in the eye of the world at that time ; that all the American colonies 
were but little at that time ; that there was no leisure here for the cultivation 
of Philosophy, or of advancing science ; but in the Old World there was an 
amazing activity in that seventeenth century, from its beginning until its 
close. Think what an array of great philosophers, great mathematicians 
and physicists! Think of Galileo, who was then passing his last years a 
prisoner at Arcetri! Of Spinoza, who was then a lad preparing for the 
grand work of his logical philosophy ! Of Descartes, who was approaching 
the zenith of his fame! Of Locke, who was just beginning to lisp his 
mother's name ! And only seven years after, think of the bright illumina- 
tion that came upon the world in the birth of the illustrious mathematician 
and astronomer, Sir Isaac Newton ! and you have something like a picture of 
the high condition of intellectual activity and the wondrous advances that 
were being made by the human mind on the other side of the Atlantic ; and I 
cannot but believe that some of those influences, although they spread veiy 
slowly among the masses of mankind, passed across the Atlantic with the 
Pilgrim Fathers, and had an influence in softening and enlarging that 
theocratic government, sometimes almost a tyranny, which marked the 
earliest stages of the Commonwealth. Let us reverence their memory. 
Let us think only of the grand good which they have achieved, — a good 
which achieved thus far is only an indication of transcending future good. 
But while we feel that we are advancing in all departments of knowledge, in 
philosophy, and in the natural sciences, let us not be too proud. Let us be 


Iiumble in our exultation, and remember what Carlyle has said, " Science 
has done much for us, but it is a poor science that hides from us the deep in- 
finitude of nescience." * * * 

After an address by Rev. S. K. Lothrop, D. D., for many years 
Chairman of the English High School Committee, Mr. Flint said : — 

Popular education in the free public school owes its origin very largely, if 
not wholly, to the early Puritan clergy. Most of them were educated men, 
who had had the advantage of the best training which the English colleges 
of that day could offer ; men well to do in the world, and abundantly able, 
had they seen fit, to send their sons back to the mother country to school ; 
and it is to their lasting honor, be it said, that, instead of that, they preferred 
to build the school-house here, in the shadow of the primeval forest, and to 
invite the sons of those less favored than themselves to come and share it 
with their own. They thought the best way to fight Satan was through the 
school-house, and they seem to have entertained the idea that one of Satan's 
artful dodges was to keep men from learning Latin and Greek. Perhaps we 
have departed a little from the early Puritan faith; at any rate, there is a 
gentleman here who knows all about it, and I have the honor to introduce to 
you the Rev. Phillips Brooks. 


I should be very sorry, sir, at this late hour, to undertake to treat of the 
relations of religion to science. I heard, several hours ago, in this meeting, 
some excellent remarks that were made upon that subject, and I think I 
must leave to the thoughtfulness of this great assembly the garnering up of 
the noble and wise things that were said to us by the Principal of the Latin 

I want to speak only a few moments, if I can restrain myself so. It is all 
very well to talk about the magnificence of this new building. It is magnifi- 
cent — and we are thankful for it ; but to me there is something infinitely sad 
and pathetic this morning in thinking of our old Latin and English High 
School-house standing empty and desolate down in Bedford Street. I can- 
not get it out of my mind. I cannot, as I look around upon the brilliancy of 
this new building, forget what that old building has done. I cannot help 
thinking of it almost as a person, and wondering if it hears what we are 
saying here. I cannot help thinking that from the top of the old brown 
cupola it looks across the length of the city and sees the pinnacles of this 
new temple which is to take its place. I cannot help thinking that even 
through its closed and dusty windows it is hearing something of the 
triumphant shouts with which its successor's walls are ringing., I cannot 
help wondering what it thinks about it all. 

But when I know, letting that old School-house stand before me for a 
moment in personal shape, — when I know what a dear and earnest old 
creature it was, — when I know how carefully it looked after those who 


came into its culture and. embrace, — when I know how many of us will 
always look back to it, through the whole course of our lives, as the place 
where were gathered some of the deepest inspirations that ever came to us, 
I cannot but think that the old School is noble enough and generous enough 
to look with joy and satisfaction upon this new building that has risen to take 
its place. And, as the old year kindly and ungrudgingly sinks back into the 
generations of the past, and allows the new year to come in with its new 
activities, and as the father steps aside and sees the son who bears his nature, 
and whom he has taught the best he knows, come forth into life and fill his 
place, so I am willing to believe that the old School rejoices in this, its great 
successor, and that it is thinking (if it has thoughts) of its own useful career, 
and congratulating itself upon the earnest and faithful way in which it has 
pursued, not only the special methods of knowledge which have belonged to 
its time, but the purposes of knowledge, which belong to all time, and must 
pass from school-house to school-house, and from age to age, unchanged. 

The perpetuity of knowledge is in the perpetuity of the purposes of knowl- 
edge. The thing which links this School-house with all the school-houses of 
the generations of the past, — the thing that links together the great schools 
of the middle ages, and the schools of old Greece, and the schools of the 
Hebrews, where the youth of that time were found sitting at the feet of their 
wise rabbis, — is the perpetual identity of the moral purposes of knowledge. 
The methods of knowledge are constantly changing. The school-books that 
were studied ten, twenty, thirty years ago have passed out of date; the 
scholars of to-day do not even know their names ; but the purpose for which 
our school-books are studied, the things we are trying to get out of them, the 
things which, if they are properly taught and studied, the scholars of to-day 
do get out of them, are the same ; and so across the years we clasp hands 
with our own school-boy days. 

And there is to be the perpetuity of knowledge in the future. One 
wonders, as he looks around this new School-house, what is to be taught here 
in the years to come. He is sure that the books will change, that the 
sciences will change, that new studies will be developed, that new methods 
of interpretation will be discovered, that new kingdoms of the infinite know- 
ledge are to be opened to the discerning eye of man, in the years that are to 
come. He knows it is impossible for any man to say what will be taught in 
these halls a hundred years hence ; but yet, with that unknown development 
he is in deep sympathy, because he knows that the boys of a hundred years 
hence, like the boys of to-day, will be taught here to be faithful to the deep 
purposes of knowledge, will be trained to conscientious study, to the love 
of knowledge, to justice and generosity, to respect for themselves, and 
obedience to authority, and honor for man, and reverence for God. That is 
the link between the School-house that stood behind the King's Chapel and 
this ; and that is the only thing that in the years to come will make these 
schools truly the same schools that they are to-day. 

When the Duke of Wellington came back to Eton, after his glorious career, 
as he was walking through the old quadrangle, he looked around and said, 


" Here is where I learned the lessons that made it possible for me to conquer 
at Waterloo." It was not what he had read there in books, not what he had 
learned there by writing Greek verses, or by scanning the lines of Virgil or 
Horace, that helped him win his great battle ; but there he had learned to be 
faithful to present duty, to be strong, to be diligent, to be patient ; and that 
was why he was able to say, that it was what he had learned at Eton that 
had made it possible for him to conquer at Waterloo. 

And the same thing made it possible for the Latin and High School boys 
to help win the victory which came at Gettysburg, and under the very walls 
of Richmond. It was the lessons which they had learned here. It was not 
simply the lessons which they had learned out of books ; it was the grand 
imprint of character that had been given to them here. The Mohammedan 
says, " The ink of the learned is as precious as the blood of the martyrs." 
Our English High School and our Latin School have had "the ink of the 
learned" and " the blood of the martyrs" too. They have sent forth young 
men who have added to the world's wisdom and to its vast dissemination ; 
they have sent forth young men who have laid down their lives that the 
country might be perpetual, and that slavery might die. 

I have always remembered, — it seemed but a passing impression at the 
moment, but it has never left me, — how one day, when I was going home 
from the old Adams School, in Mason Street, I saw a little group of people 
gathered down in Bedford Street : and, with a boy's curiosity, I went into 
the crowd, and peeped around among the big men who were in my way to 
see what they were doing. I found that they were laying the corner-stone 
of a new School-house. I always felt, after that, when I was a scholar and 
a teacher there, and ever since, that I had a little more right in that School- 
house, because I had happened, by that accident of passing home that way 
that day from school, to see its corner-stone laid. I wish that every boy in 
the Latin School and High School, and every boy in Boston, who is old 
enough to be here, who is ever going to be in these schools, could be here 
to-day. I hope they will hear, in some way or other, through the echoes 
that will reach them from this audience, with what solemn and devout 
feeling we have here consecrated this building to the purposes which the old 
building so nobly served, and in the serving of which it became so dear to us 
all ; to the preservation of sound learning, the cultivation of manly character, 
and the faithful service of the dear country, in whatever untold exigencies 
there may be in the years to come, in which she will demand the service of 
her sons. 

The Chairman. — The Latin School Association, as many of you know, is 
an organization of the graduates of that great School, formed for the purjDOse 
of keeping up early associations and for bringing their influence to bear for 
the good of the School itself. It has contributed liberally to the excellent 
library of the Latin School, and to its collections of works of art, and in 
various other ways has been of infinite service. The committee fully 
appreciate the influence of this Association, and desire most cordially to co- 
operate with it in every practicable way. I have the honor to introduce to 


j^ou the President of the Latin School Association, Mr. Charles K. 

address op charles k. dillaway, esq., president of the latin school 


Mr. Chairman: — One of the historians of Massachusetts said, "From 
small beginnings great things have been produced, and as one small candle 
may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone to many, yea, in 
some sort to our whole nation.'" He must have had our Latin School in his 
mind when he said that. Its origin was simple and unpretending; its 
advantages as an educational institution hardly above those of a village 
school of the present time ; and yet what a burning and shining light it has 
become! For more than two centuries it has been training men for our 
national councils, for the halls of justice, for the professions, and for every 
important occupation of life. 

Merely to name those of our graduates who have contributed to the good 
government of our country, to its literature, to the arts and sciences, and the 
education of the people, would take more time than I have any right to use. 
Let me speak only of those who are at this time in important and responsible 

In the Cabinet at Washington there are two of our graduates ; and Presi- 
dent Hayes will tell you, sir, that among his wisest and most trusty 
counsellors are William M. Evarts and Charles Devens. 

Our School has furnished many of the Governors of Massachusetts ; — we 
claim His Excellency the present Chief Magistrate, whom the verdict of the 
people has so emphatically declared to be the right man in the right place. 

Four of our graduates have been Presidents of Harvard University ; — we 
claim the present distinguished head of that institution ; and every friend of 
old Harvard will bear witness to the vigor and success of his administration. 

Boston has come to us for many of its chief Magistrates ; — we claim His 
Honor, the present Mayor, whose great popularity has been shown by 
repeated elections. Let me take this opportunity, sir, to thank him in behalf 
of the Latin School Association for the encouragement and efficient aid he 
has given to the erection of the building we are dedicating, from its com- 
mencement to the successful end. It was commenced during the first year 
of his administration, and has had the great benefit of his official influence 
during the whole process of its erection. Indeed, sir, I veiy much fear 
that without that influence, so faithfully used, we should not be dedicating 
this building to-day. It is more than probable that our boys would still be 
occupying the gloomy, sunless, comfortless rooms in Bedford Street. 

We cannot speak too highly in praise of the new building now given to us. 
Our teachers, who have had abundant opportunities to test its qualities, are 
unanimous in their opinion that it answers most satisfactorily all the pur- 
poses for which it was erected. In the important matter of ventilation, 
wherein our city architects in times past have been more distinguished for 
their failures than for their successes, this building is believed to be one of 



the best in the city. Of course we hear outside criticisms, coming generally 
from those who have seen only the outside of the building. Some of these 
complain that it has cost too much. Is there any novelty in that, sir ? When 
did we ever erect a public building in our good city of Boston which did 
not cost more than we expected? Now, Mr. Chairman, as we have just 
such a building as we wanted, an ornament to our city and substantial 
enough to last for centuries, it is of very little consequence if the cost has 
been beyond our estimates. 

Some say it is too large ; we shall never fill it. Did we ever erect a 
school-house without hearing the same cry ? And did we ever fail to fill any 
one we erected ? When the Sherwin School-house was built, some of the 
wise men of that day prophesied that no member of the School Board would 
live to see it filled. In less than three years it was full to overflowing ; 
every seat was occupied, and the boys, like Oliver Twist, were asking for 
more. The building the city has now given us, we believe to be none too 
large. In due time we shall fill it. All precedents show that our Boston 
boys, among their other good qualities, have that of multiplying with mar- 
vellous rapidity. But I must take no more time, sir, as there are many 
gentlemen around me whom we are all wishing to hear. 

The Chairman. — I have a letter from the Secretary of State, the Hon. 
William M. Evarts, regretting his inability to be present on this occasion. 
I have also one from the Attorney General of the United States, which I will 
read : — 

Department of Justice, 

Washington, Jan. 24, 1881. 

My Dear Sir, — I am very much obliged for the invitation to attend the dedication of 
the new building for the use of the Public Latin and English High Schools. 

These two Schools have been of the highest advantage to the City of Boston in the 
development of the men who date back to them their early education ; and I should be 
very glad, at a dedication which brings these two sisters of learning under the roof of a 
common home, to be present. 

My official engagements at the close of the Presidential term will be too onerous for me 
to leave them. I can only send to the graduates who will assemble upon the occasion my 
most hearty and sincere good wishes, and my hope that the Schools will continue to confer 
benefits in the future such as they have dispensed in the past. 

Your obedient servant, 


Hon. Charles L. Flint, 

Chai?'man, etc., Boston. 

Addresses followed from the Rev. Robert C. Waterson, Presi- 
dent of the English High School Association, Mr. Henry P. 
Kidder, and the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Edwin P. Seaver. 

The Chairman. — Ladies and Gentlemen: I had been depending upon our 
friend, the Rev. Edward Everett Hale, to say a word as the champion of 
military drill ; but he was obliged to be in New York to-day, and so was 


President Eliot, of Harvard College. We are fortunate, however, in having 
with lis the distinguished Chairman of the Committee on Education, of the 
Legislature, and I am sure he can add a word upon that subject which will 
touch a very tender chord in the hearts of our boys. I have the honor to in- 
troduce to you Col. T. W. Higginson. 


Mr. Chairman : — I was so fortunate once in my life as to make a short 
speech. I never did it but once ; but the consequence of that is, that I always 
find myself kept to the end of every entertainment in hopes that I shall make 
another. I will try it once more. 

There is no man in whose place I should less want to stand, and more 
especially here, than the Rev. Edward Everett Hale, for he has this 
peculiarity about him, that he always was and always will be a Boston boy 
of the Boston boys. He is still young, and if he lives to be ninety, — which 
Heaven grant ! — he will be younger then than he is to-day, which is saying 
a great deal. 

In regard to the point which he was to speak of, I cannot so properly 
speak of that here as he could, because I do not belong to that privileged 
class. There are two classes in the world, you know : those that were born 
in Boston and are patrician, and do not need to be born again, and those 
that were born somewhere else. I was not born in Boston, and I wish here 
humbly to apologise for that early mistake. I was not born in Boston, I 
never shall have been born in Boston, until they annex Cambridge to Boston, 
and then I shall only have been born there retrospectively. Therefore, my 
only claim to be here, and the only ground on which anybody can listen to 
me to-day is, that it did happen to me, not long ago, beneath a certain gilded 
dome in Boston, to stand by certain Boston boys when they wanted a friend. 
That is all there is about it. I will tell them and you, that, after all, I do 
not know that anybody else could have saved them on that occasion if it had 
not been for the promptness and efficiency with which they stood by them- 
selves. When that petition, signed by three hundred and fifty boys of the 
English High School, was brought into the lobby of the State House by a 
young gentleman with one of the very straightest backbones that even 
military drill ever gave, and when a corresponding petition came up from 
the Latin School, borne by a young gentleman similarly adorned, why, it 
carried the day. There was no resisting it. Everything yielded before it. 
Let me tell you, young men, that nobody in legislative halls, or beneath the 
gilded dome, not even the Governor himself, can resist the voters of the 
future. They are a very important constituency for anybody who expects 
to be the President of the United States, — and up there we all do, every one 
of us, — although there is nobody, except His Excellency the Governor, who, 
if the whole truth were told, has much chance of it. Therefore, I say, I 
think well of the drill of the Boston High School battalion, and of the effect 
of military discipline, from the circumstance that they made their advance 


upon the State House in such military style, and captured it so completely. 
The thing was essentially done from the moment they came there. The 
stoutest opponents of the bill concluded that there was nothing in military 
drill that was so objectionable, after all, and decided that all they were afraid 
of was that there might be some extra teachers employed to teach dancing 
at the public expense. 

Thus twice in history has the prowess of Boston boys been vindicated. A 
hundred years ago they went to General Gage and asked for leave to coast 
upon the Common.* This year they went to the ruling powers and asked that 
this drill-hall might not be converted into a hall without any drill; and 
history will one day record that they succeeded in both their undertakings. 

The Chairman. — Many of the graduates of the English High are also 
graduates of the Latin School. They may have a divided affection, but each 
School can fairly claim them as its children, and will always cherish a just 
pride in their honorable achievements as if they were the outgrowth of its 
own inspiration. We have with us a conspicuous example in Mr. Thomas 
Gaffield, who can define his position. 


Mr. Chairman : — It is my good fortune to call myself an old pupil of both 
of the Schools whose second happy union under the same roof we celebrate 
to-day ; and I cherish pleasant memories of Masters Dillaway, Streeter, and 
Gardner of the Latin School, and of Masters Miles and Sherwin of the 
English High. 

The remainder of Mr. Gaffield's address was more particularly 
devoted to his reminiscences of the English High School. 

The One Hundredth Psalm was then sung, and a benediction was 
pronounced by the Rev. George A. Thayer : — 

As God was with our fathers may He be with us and our children !f 
May He bless our work and crown our days ! Amen. 

The Latin School has done its part to strengthen the argument of 
those who claim that the influence of classical studies is to inspire a 
generous patriotism. Many of its scholars were distinguished in the 
earlier conflicts of the nation, both, military and civil. 

Some, no doubt led by the principles and example of Master 
Lovell, adhered to the mother-country, and left names to be inscribed 
in the annals of American loyalists. Others, influenced probably by 
the teachings of his son, read more correctly the signs of the times, 

* The correct version of this story will be found on pages 40 of this Introduction, and 
88 of the Catalogue. 
t The motto of the City of Boston. 




and took their places among the Sons of Liberty. The first name 
upon the Declaration of Independence, in the large, free hand so 
familiar to us, is that of a Latin School boy ; and below it are those 
of four more* who received their early instruction from the same 
source. In later days, during the War of the Rebellion, the Latin 
School boys proved that 

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori; " 

for two hundred and seventy-six, of whom fifty gave up their lives, 
filled posts in the military or naval forces of the Union, and gained 
distinction for themselves and the School by their services. 

The first object that meets the eye of the visitor, as he enters the 
main door of the School House, is the statue erected by the grad- 
uates of the School to honor those who had thus honored her, and 
to commemorate those who fell in defending their country in the 
War of the Rebellion. Elegant as a work of art and invaluable as 
an inspiration, it serves as a daily reminder to the pupils, as impress- 
ive as any lesson taught from their books, <o| the patriotism and de- 
votion to duty which education should foster, and educated men 
should cherish A It was the work of Richard S. Greenough, a Latin 
School boy (or the year 1829), and represents Alma Mater as a beau- 
tiful woman, resting her left arm on a shield which bears the names 
of the dead, and extending in her right hand a laurel crown to 
reward those who returned from the conflict. On marble tablets, 
on either side of the entrance door, are the names of all the scholars 
who served in the national forces, in any capacity, without losing 
their lives.t 

This statue originally stood in the large hall of the Bedford Street 
School-house, where it was placed in the latter part of the year 1870. 
As it was the first, and for some time after, the only memorial to 
the sons of Boston who served in the war, it seemed proper that its 
erection should be the occasion of a fitting tribute to those whose 
labors and sacrifices it was designed to commemorate. The hall of 
the School being too small to accommodate those who were entitled 
and desirous to attend, the public services of dedication were held 
in the Boston Music Hall, early in December of that year. 

The exercises of the occasion were a rej^ort of the committee, read 
by Francis A. Osborn (of the year 1845), which was followed by an 
English Ode by William Everett (of the year 1852) :— 

* Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, "William Hooper, Robert Treat Paine. 
f For these names see Appendix N. 




Look where our mother lifts on high 

Her boys 1 perennial scroll ! 
Mark in her buckler's heraldry 

Our brothers' muster roll ! 
We ask no rank, no titles know, 
Their victories or their fate to show — 

Drawn by this only rule, 
That here their boyish footsteps strayed, 
As boys they worked, as boys they played, 

Here in our ancient School. 

Her duties stern, of faith and fact, 

Were theirs from day to day ; 
The rigid rule, the task exact, 

To study, to obey. 
Her stories of the olden times 
In classic tongues 1 melodious chimes 

Fell on their youthful ears, 
And, by the oft repeated words, 
Struck in their hearts responsive chords, 

To sound in after years : — 

The chief, who his ten thousand led 

From Tigris to the sea, — 
The consul, from whose thunders tied 

The fiend of treachery, — 
And what, in Virgil's song revealed, 
Appeared in blest Elysium's field 

To old Anchises' son — 
How those who for their country fought, 
When life was o'er and labor wrought, 

A snow-white garland won. 

They parted for each walk of life, 

Nor met as boys again, 
Till woke the land in civil strife 

And called upon her men ! 
Then, as if once again there rang 
The School-bell's unforgotten clang, 

Gathered her boys once more — 
To prove, in field, and camp, and mine, 
The long-drawn siege, the clashing line, 

Her lessons learnt of vore. 

Her law the proudest crest could bend 

To mandates higher still : 
Her rules through every watchword send 

The old precision's thrill : 
And every tale of Greece and Rome 
Swelled in their hearts and bade " strike home," 

Till on some field of death, 
Blow after blow, with all the fire 
Of Troy or Athens in their ire, 

They yielded up their breath. 

Now grateful for their work, we raise 

This pious marble here, 
To greet our boys' free, joyous gaze 

As year rolls on to year. 
And that sweet look shall nerve each soul, 
And each impetuous heart control 

Till every eye shall burn, 
In work more true, and play more keen, 
A wreath like theirs forever green 

By God-like deeds to earn. 

Obedient, faithful, prompt, and brave, 

What more could they have done ? 
What fuller life, what holier grave 

Could parent seek for son ? 
They saved their country in her need — 
What nobler name, what choicer meed 

Could these our boys have earned? 
What lesson, though our mother taught 
All art, all science, and all thought, 

Could boys have better learned ? 

Ay, let them from her forehead tear 

The diadem away ! 
And all her ancient lore declare 

Useless and dead to-day! 
One priceless gem shall still be ours, 
Above this age's boasted powers 

To ravish or to give ; 
That boys, by her old precepts trained, 
Their country's flag and faith sustained 

And died that she might live. 

A Latin Ode by Henry W. Haynes (of the year 1842), was then 
sung by a select choir of male voices : — 


Heroum juvenuni pro patria mori 
Optantes animae ! quale decus damus 
Dignum pro meritis ? Prosequimur quibus 
Votis et lacrymis piis ? 

Hoc marruor vovimus, discipuli tui 
Sculptum, cara parens, artificis manu, 
Fraternis animis, corclibus aemulis, 
Grates testificans opus. 

Immortalis Honos, Famaque nobilis, 
Mansurumque virens tempus in ultimum 
Nonien, commemorans Gloria laudibus, 
Ornabunt statuam sacram. 

O Natale Solum ! numina dent tibi 
Duris temporibus pectora fortia, 
Prolem magnanimam, talia perpeti 
Caris his Laribus satam. 

This was succeeded by an Oration by William M. Evarts (of the 
year 1828) :— 

* The following metrical translation by Lester Williams Clark, a member 
of the First Class in the School, was printed on the Programme: — 

Heroic youths, whose loyal souls desire 
To seek the death their country's wrongs require, 
What tribute, worthy of your deeds below, 
Can we with prayers and tears on you bestow ? 

This marble, sculptured by the hand of one, 
Whom thou, O Alma Mater, own'st as son, 
With hearts where mingle brothers' pride and love 
We pledge, our lasting gratitude to prove. 

Immortal Honor and undying Fame, 
Forever fresh and lasting as their name, 
Their brows with heroes' laurels shall entwine, 
And consecrate this Statue as their shrine. 

Land of my birth ! may God accord to thee 
■ JJrave hearts to succor in adversity ; 

Still may our School have sons in valor tried, 
E'en as these heroes who for freedom died. 



Mr. President, and Ladies and Gentlemen : — I received, some months ago, 
the invitation of the Committee to take some part in the presentation of this 
Memorial Statue to the gaze of the Boston people, a dedication of it to the 
public service of this city, with unaffected pleasure. Although, by my birth- 
right, I felt entitled to have a share in all the great industrial interests and 
literatures, all that makes up the fame of this renowned city, yet I knew that 
my own memories, and my own associations with Boston, were wholly con- 
fined to my school days and my school life ; and though I might have felt 
that to participate in any other ceremonial of local interest was quite outside 
of any propriety on my part, I could not deny that I was as much a Boston 
school-boy as anybody could be. From the time that I was five years old at 
the primary school, and then from seven to ten at the ward school, and then 
onward till I went to college, I was a school-boy of Boston. All my active 
life has been passed elsewhere, and if there has been anything in it which 
induced your Committee to look with favor or approval upon it, and to 
recognize my right to be counted in this festival of the school-boys of Boston, 
it is to those schools, it is to the Latin School, that I acknowledge the obliga- 
tion and proclaim my gratitude. Agreeable as was the invitation, I should 
yet have hesitated long before accepting it, had I not felt that the part 
assigned to me was not one upon which in the least was dependent the 
interest or the impression of the occasion ; that here and now, as elsewhere, 
and at all times, on all occasions like this, it is the dead, who, being still 
dead, yet speak, no matter by what voice of the living eulogist life shall be 
given to their utterance ; and that his eloquence can never outspeak the 
eloquence of commemorated lives. 

I had supposed, Mr. President, that we should have really seen the actual 
Statue and the tablets, and the portraits and the forms and benches of the 
boys, so that we might have felt that the occasion that drew us together 
was represented by what we saw about us, and that no part was needed ex- 
cept to give some suggestive lead, perhaps to the considerations which had 
made these lives memorable, and made the commemoration useful to the 
community. Now it apj^ears that the genius of one of our scholars, under 
the inspiration of the Committee, has produced what I am told is thus far 
the only public monument to the memories of this war in this great city, and 
which may remain so for an indefinite period. Certainly, it is complete 
and satisfactory ; certainly, it appeals to the youth of the city in their daily 
haunts, and is to form a part of their education. The artist, with a touch 
grave and solemn, a sense of the duty which we all feel, has produced this 
emblematic mother full of exultation at the glories of her sons, full of grief 
at their sacrifice, full of serene joy that other sons yet survive. 

The shield is emblazoned with names that the citizens of Boston will never 
let die. The legend of the patriot is the only legend that informs the 
observer in what cause they fell, for what cause their names are thus pre- 
served, and why they stand separated from all the youth that ever graced 


this city, from all the youth that have drawn their knowledge from this 
ancient School, — separated forever from the living and from the dead. It 
is for me only, as simply and as briefly as may be, not to suggest to this 
audience, but rather to recall, some of the principal traits in the great con- 
flict, some of the principal traits in the lives and sacrifices of these young 
men which have made them memorable, and some of the considerations 
which induced this commemoration, and may promise useful fruits to the 
present and future generations, from this honor thus definitely paid them. 

" Pro Patria" is the motto of those whc have died for their country, and 
for their whole country ; and yet this monument is raised to men who fell in 
a civil war. " For the King or for the Commonwealth, for York or 
Lancaster," is the praise of loyalty in civil war ; and yet the deaths in this 
civil war that have been devoted to the Government and the safety of the 
Republic, we may justly pronounce to be covered by the sacred name in 
classic fame of " death for their country." How shall we paint this, and yet 
not claim for them what should be denied in other civil strifes ? It can only 
be, from the nature of the conflict and from the part they bore in it, that this 
shall be claimed, now and forever, in the face of all men, as a monument to 
men who died for their country, as much as to those who at Bunker Hill 
made the same sacrifice for their country. 

Ten years ago, when the clouds were first rising in the political horizon 
which presaged the immediate burst of war, to an observer who either was 
not aware of the intense and vehement moral causes that were at work in the 
bosom of this nation, or who did not believe in moral causes as producing 
great conflicts, generally flowing from passion or from interest, nothing 
seemed less rational, nothing seemed less probable, than that this nation 
should be distracted or convulsed by war, foreign or civil ; to such a one 
none of the ordaining motives that should throw a great, a prosperous, a 
powerful people out of their triumphant pursuits were evident. 

Marching ever onward in the procession of time, and in the face of all the 
world to greater and greater power of every kind, a nation rose out of their 
strong and happy peace into the severities and hardships of war. Certainly, 
no people were ever situated so as to be more secure against war contrary to 
their will. Certainly, no people were so little tempted to war ; the territory 
rounded out, the population thriving, increasing, already vast, commerce 
adding new wealth, all nations seeking favor rather than occasion of strife 
with us, no neighbor whom we could fear, no neighbor tempting us to 
aggression, no neighbor tempted to encroach upon us, and at home, out- 
living, as we had supposed, all those clumsy and irrational methods of 
contestation, that by violence and bloodshed undertook to settle people's 
opinions against their will ; with a condition of life where all were equal , 
with no dynasties to create ambition or furnish food for contests, with 
every facility for argument and discussion and the suffrage, and frequent 
recurring opportunities to take the sense of the nation, which, once 
expressed, implied the power, if need be, to enforce it. And yet, within 
one year from that time, the forces were set against each other that showed 

greater strength and greater courage, and more energetic purpose, than had 
ever attended a war among men. As it progressed, ever and more evident 
was it that it was a struggle never to be ended till the great moral questions 
of right against might, of equality against privilege, of justice among 
men against power over them, were the issues to be settled by this death 
struggle between immense and passionate forces. When this was seen, it 
was felt that all the arguments against war for trade, against war for 
ambition, against war for aggression, against war for hate, had disappeared, 
and that war for duty and for safety were the highest obligations of a nation 
that had a heritage such as ours ; for, to a people with our origin, with our 
discipline, with our future, that had fondly hoped that all the discords that 
were bred within our collected population and our divided interests should 
pass away under the influence of peaceful authority, it was at once proposed, 
and in a tone not to be misunderstood, that we should meet an issue, and, 
for the future, put up either with a corrupt Constitution that should per- 
petuate the injustice and the shame of slavery, or a mutilated territory that 
should divide and control the area and strength of freedom : and to the issue 
thus presented, which to a great part of our nation at the outset seemed to 
present the degree and form of choice open to us in this issue, statesmen and 
orators, conspicuous leaders of public opinion, great masses of intelligent 
and educated people, debated on the grounds and considerations, some 
higher and some lower, of the discussion which of these alternatives it were 
better that we should accept ! 

But beneath all this, without distinction of party or past opinion, the well 
trained intelligence of the American people at once spurned this election, 
and determined that they would fight for and maintain the entire heritage 
that they had received from their fathers ; that they would save the whole 
country in every inch of its area, and the whole Constitution in every word 
of its promise for the future. All that had made the progress of freedom, 
and all that promised itself a security, was here put at issue against a 
demand that liberty should stay its progress or retire from a portion of 
this continent; and once understood, a conflict was marshalled which had 
no other issue than the fate of human progress for the time. When you 
consider that, on so vast a scale of population, of territory, and of 
power, and in a nation so far advanced in all the arts of peace, brought 
to the furthest point of moral and religious and intellectual culture, this 
issue was in this war, you cannot but feel that if we could separate 
ourselves from that familiar knowledge of the actors in it, and of our 
own participation in it, which breeds depreciation, if we could look at it 
as the action of another nation, or read about it in other history, we should 
pronounce this contest as the most direct, thorough, definite, and decisive 
issue between the great principles of right and might that men could be 
engaged to. 

It was then, gentlemen and ladies, in such an issue, and lest they 
should be robbed of such a country, that these men yielded their lives to the 
stress of battle. Certainly, the contest was worthy of any degree of per- 


sonal heroism, and will support every amount of public commemoration of 
those who took a useful and honorable part in it. Now we have only to 
see and to say what the part was that these young men, our townsmen, 
our school-fellows, our playmates did, in fact, bear in this controversy. 
What was the quality of their motives ? What the nature and description of 
their sacrifices ? What the intelligence, what the acceptance, with which they 
met this issue ? In the first place, we see at once that this population from 
which these young men proceeded was not exposed to any very near danger 
or discomfort from the growing war. If Boston and Massachusetts could be 
satisfied with security of Boston and Massachusetts, and be careless of the 
rest of the country, or the fate of the question, Boston and Massachusetts 
were very safe ; and these young men lived also in a community where the 
whole course of reasoning and of sentiment had for more than a generation 
discouraged war. An advance it was supposed had been made for our time 
and for our people that should never recall to the unpracticed hands of 
American youth the weapons of war. So, too, these young men, so far as I 
have noticed in the narratives accessible to me of their lives, were all in- 
dividually in circumstances where neither chance nor need carried them into 
this conflict ; and they were of that past education and those formed habits of 
mind that did not and could not urge them to this contest upon any other con- 
siderations than those which their conscience approved and their intelligence 
accepted. When you find that of the youth of military age that had come 
out from this single Boston School, 287 served in this war, and when 1 
say to you that from the classes most readily furnishing or permitting the 
material for military service, the classes from 1850 to 1855, in those six 
classes, there was an average of twenty-three young men from each that 
served in this war, and that from one single class, of 1852, there were forty- 
three soldiers in this war, you must understand that there was some move- 
ment among the youth, nurtured as these youth were, and in this City, 
having its hold upon the best and most universal sentiment of the people, 
and of true patriotism, that could have thus crowded them into the ranks of 
our war. 

I cannot discover that there were any of them that, either by distinct voca- 
tion or a particular devotion, had accustomed themselves to the arts of war. 
I cannot perceive that there runs through the narratives and the records that 
they themselves furnished of their lives, their conduct, and their motives, the 
least touch of the love of glory, the least desire to exchange the fair promise 
of peaceful service to the State for this new scene of action. I cannot say 
that as the war grew upon them, and their young fames flowered in the 
admiration of their country, that to the last battle day of any one of them 
there was the least introduction of self into the scene and into the scheme of 
their action. I must, then, feel that these young men, carried neither by 
chance nor by interest, accustomed by no education and no experience to any 
of the toils, nor hardened to the dangers of the strife, who thus came and 
bore their part in this contest, are in your judgment, in the judgment of 
all their friends, in the judgment of all the country, in the judgment of the 

future and of history, entitled to their personal participation in the great and 
noble sentiments that urged on and carried through the great struggle. 

Whatever of glory the country at large may claim for its civilization, for 
its sense of duty and for its fortitude, its courage and its triumph, these 
young men who have died in such a cause, and upon such motives, and 
sacrificed their lives under such deliberate and persistent choice that they 
would brave death rather than submit to degrading and retrogressive ten- 
dencies in the age and country in which they lived, in the largest possible 
measure, either by fortune or by principle, for their recompense, shall be 
among the foremost of their countrymen in the memory of this and of future 
times. It was not because they did not appreciate the pleasure of peace. 
It was not because they did not appreciate the hardships of war. It was 
not because they did not understand the perils of honor and did not know 
the charms of ease. With all this knowledge they chose, and they gave 
their lives to the choice. These men, these young men, these boys of the 
Latin School, are entitled to the deepest homage of all their country. Max- 
ima reverentia debetur pueris . 

Now was the issue of this conflict worthy of the sacrifice, and were the 
sentiments that urged it on, even at the great cost of war, justified by the 
result ? Why, there are no sufferers from the result of this conflict ! There 
was suffering, plenty of suffering, by grief, by loss in this community, and 
certainly diffused throughout the land, rebel and loyal ; but I propose to you, 
fellow citizens, that as the result of this struggle there is no oppression, no 
suffering, no loss, no harm anywhere throughout the world, but everything 
is full of goodness. When was it ever heard that the beaten party in a civil 
war met nothing but amplification of right and freedom, exaltation in the 
sphere, in the scale, and in the hope of future progress ? How is it 
with other nations ? There is no nation throughout the world which finds 
in these our triumphs cause for fear to its hope or its safety, but every 
nation throughout the globe finds and knows that we have fought the battle 
of humanity, and that the rights and the hopes of men, all their personal, 
their national, their complete and entire progress and development, have 
been advanced by the results of this war. Certainly we may say, then, that 
the issue has approved the action of this nation, and that when from other 
wars there have come consequences and threats to peace and prosperity 
somewhere, when the relative conditions of the beaten and the triumphant 
parties in the same nation have subjected one to the oppressions and the in- 
sults of the other, when we can show as the results of this conflict nothing 
but elevation, hope, and prosperity to come, we may feel entirely justified in 
the ascription to moral causes of the whole responsibility for this conflict, 
and they are entitled to reap the triumphant reward. 

Now there remains only to consider whether, although the completed 
round of origin and action and issue be wholly of this elevated and this 
gratifying character, there may yet be included in the example or the in- 
fluence for the future, some disturbance of the real moral basis on which we 
proclaim and before this war felt our institutions rested, and on which they 


were to be perpetual and secure. I know there are some public orators, 
some statesmen, perhaps, who seeing this nation thus inflamed by war, and 
its immense energies thus displayed, its great triumph and the great fame 
that have attended it, think that a military spirit has been implanted in 
the bosom of the people that will find in questions of policy and of interest, 
in covetous ambition, and in the disposition to regulate the elections, a 
preference for war over peace. But be sure that a war, such as we know 
our civil war to have been, is the severest, the most earnest, and the most 
intelligible lesson which a people ever had occasion to learn, that in the 
language of Scripture, "Wisdom is better than weapons of war." For a 
nation to espouse the cause of liberty and justice at the cost of war, is a very 
different thing from a nation's disposition to espouse the war at the cost of 
liberty and justice ; and by the same schooling that has made us ready to re- 
peat, if need be, every measure of past sacrifice for great moral purposes in 
the good of our nation and of the world, we have learned that war for war 
is neither fanciful nor political, but involves sufferings which are only justi- 
fied by the degree and firmness of the virtue on which they rest. 

Now of the influence of this memorial statue, and this perpetuated ex- 
ample of the youth of this School upon the School itself of the future 
generation. As this nation cannot be the same nation it would have been 
without the war, much less the same nation it would be if it had shrunk 
from the war, so this School for the future generations of its scholars never 
shall be merely the same School that it was when you and I, gentlemen, were 
its scholars. 

We had no nearer lessons of patriotism and of virtue within its walls than 
those which we read from Greek and Roman history. But now there is no 
boy that enters its doors, who does not, in the daily contemplation of the 
bright names of these fifty-one young Latin Scholars, blazoned on the shield, 
draw in the influences that open the mind to great sentiments, and gain at 
the same time an inspiration that no history can surpass by any of its exam- 
ples. An education like that, worthily bestowed and worthily accepted, nei- 
ther softens the manners nor the mind, so but that at the call of duty and of 
country these boys are to be as great heroes as the world ever saw. No 
greater inspiration for good can be drawn from the memory of Warren and 
Prescott than these boys are to draw from the sight of this escutcheon of 
glory and esteem. They are to learn this to be sure, that as the common 
phrase goes, peace having its victories as well as war, peace, too, has its 
disasters, its duties, its sacrifices, its burdens, its losses ; and they are to have 
but a puny heroism if they reserve for themselves the obligation of ful- 
filling the call to duty for the country and for the good of men onlv to future 
occasions of the battlefield. But as every greater includes the less, so in the 
great conflicts which no man can tell how near they may be, for right against 
might, for duty and honor against fraud, temptation, and bribes, the youth 
of Boston, the youth of the Latin School, the youth throughout the land, 
must be ready to perform their share in the contest at an early and a later 
day, and forever. 

"Vigilance, enemies, dangers, are a part of the duty and the circumstances 
of peace as well as of war, and these youth are to be taught that they are 
never to save life, or make it happy or prosperous or easy, at the expense, in 
whatever form the danger comes, of what makes life valuable and useful ; 
that no boy or man can justify himself to his conscience, or in the approval 
of his fellows, propter vitam vivendi perdere causas. 

Now, gentlemen and ladies, this monument, this emblematic statue, these 
tablets, are henceforth to be a perpetual possession of the School and of the 
City. This sacred institution of learning in the land has not failed to secure 
its whole proportion of the praises that belong to the educated and disciplined 
talents that have borne their share in this war. We, you, will cherish their 
memories ever. Must we not feel that in the presence of these just monu- 
ments to honest fame, the safety and the prosperity of our country and its 
freedom are ever secure ? 

The services were closed by the singing of a Requiem, the words of 
which were by the Hon. George Lunt, and the music by Charles 
Lemuel Capen (of the year 1868). 

In 1822, as appears from the records of the School Committee, a 
gentleman of Boston, who was afterwards known to have been the 
Honorable James Lloyd (of our year 1776), offered a gold medal of 
the value of fifty dollars, to be given in the year 1823 in the Latin 
School, and the same in the English Classical School, " to the best 
scholar" in the School, whose conduct and deportment during the 
year preceding shall have been such as to have evinced diligence in 
his studies, respect to his instructors, and urbanity toward his asso- 
ciates, and repeated the offer the ensuing year. The conditions of 
the award will be found in the letter of Mr. Lloyd in the Appendix.* 
In the year 1823 this medal was given to Thomas Kemper Davis,f 
and in 1824 to George Stillman Hillard. 

In 1854 Hon. Abbott Lawrence gave a sum of money, of which the 
interest is distributed in prizes for the general encouragement of the 
scholars. There is another fund contributed by pupils, and the 
fathers of pupils, for a similar purpose. These prizes, and the 
Franklin medals,! the "gift of Franklin," are given for general schol- 
arship and good conduct, or for specified performances. The prizes 
are announced at the annual exhibition or prize declamation in May, 
and given to those who won them, at the annual Visitation by the 

*See Appendix P. 

fThis medal, a full description of which will be found in the American Journal of 
Numismatics for April, 1877, vol. xi. p. 88, is now in the possession of the Boston Latin 
School Association. + See Appendix Q. 



committee at the close of the School year, when the medals are 
awarded. After Dr. Gardner's death, some of his former pupils 
residing in New York, subscribed a sum of money for two prizes, one 
to be given for an essay in English literature, and the other for one 
in natural science, and to be called the " Gardner prizes." These 
were awarded for two years, and then temporarily discontinued. 
Subsequently the money was placed in the hands of the Latin School 
Association, where it will remain until by additions and accumula- 
tions it has reached a sufficient sum to provide for the annual bestow- 
ment of one or more prizes. The late Hon. Elias Hasket Derby of 
Boston left by will a sum for medals for certain literary perform- 
ances, the first of which will probably be awarded soon. 

In 1877 an attempt was made to open the School for the admission 
of girls,* and several hearings were given by the School Committee 
to the petitioners and remonstrants. The decision was adverse to 
the petitioners, but as a result a separate school for girls, with a 
course similar to that followed in this, was subsequently established, 
and called the Girls' Latin School. 

In 1844 the Boston Latin School Association, to which all who 
have ever been Masters or pupils in the School are eligible, was 
formed to promote interest in it, and provide for its library. It 
"constantly," says the School Committee in one of its reports, 
" keeps in view the good of the School, from year to year adds to 
the attractions displayed in the rooms and to the number of choice 
volumes in the classical library." Its library in the School building, 
for the use of Masters and pupils, contains "one of the choicest 
collections of classical works in the country, — the editions being the 
most desirable, and the books of reference the rarest and most 

Master Gardner was indefatigable in adding to its treasures ; and 
as stated by Dr. Dimmock in his memorial address, it was largely 
by his personal exertions that "the Latin School acquired proba- 
bly the largest collection of pictorial and other illustrations of Roman 
and Grecian topography and antiquities possessed by any institution 
in the country; comprising paintings, rare and old engravings, 
models in cork, casts from the antique, the best foreign mural maps 
and plans, casts of medals, antique coins, specimens of marbles from 

* See Appendix R. 



ancient ruins, and hundreds of photographs of Italian and Athenian 
views, and of statuary." 

To further stimulate an esprit du corps among the pupils, as well 
as to foster public interest in the School, the Association a few years 
ago established the practice of having a public dinner in the city of 
Boston. The first occurred on what was supposed to be the one- 
hundredth anniversary of the re-opening of the School, after Master 
Lovell closed it with his memorable speech on the morning of Con- 
cord fight. It was presided over by the Rev. Edward Everett Hale, 
and proved a brilliant occasion. Its successors, presided over by the 
Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, President Charles W. Eliot, the Rev. 
James Freeman Clarke, D. D., the Hon. Henry K. Oliver, Mr. Robert 
S. Rantoul, and William Everett, Ph.D., Master of Adams Academy, 
have proved equally so, and the dinner of the Latin School Associa- 
tion may now be fairly considered an established Boston notion. 

Thus constantly manifesting its interest in the School, and seeking 
to promote its welfare, the Association has given ample assurance 
that if the time ever comes, of which President Eliot of Harvard 
University hopefully spoke in his speech as chairman at the dinner 
of the Association in 1878, when those who have been its pupils shall 
have some voice and share in the government of the School, they 
may be depended upon zealously to maintain its prestige unimpaired, 
to keep its glories untarnished, to augment its efficiency, and add to 
its renown. 





The " Boston Latin School Association " was organized in the 
summer of 1844. At its first meeting, and at each subsequent 
annual meeting, it has appointed a committee " to collect materi- 
als for a Catalogue and history of the School." In accordance 
with a vote of the Association, directing the committee to publish 
the materials now in their hands for a Catalogue of the past mem- 
bers of the School, this volume is now published. 

It will be seen at once that it is very incomplete. For some 
periods it is much more full than for others ; but the lapse of 
time since the establishment of the School leaves large omissions, 
many of which can never be filled. 

But the Association have hoped, that, by putting to press the 
various materials already collected for this Catalogue, it may 
induce gentlemen, who can make additions to the facts here 
stated, to furnish such materials, to be published in a second 
edition. This volume, therefore, is offered to those interested in 
the School, in the simple hope that their joint efforts may result 
in future in a more complete Catalogue. 

For the earlier period of the School's history, the list of mas- 
ters is more perfect than that of scholars. It is almost wholly 
compiled from the town records. The list of ushers before 1757 
is probably deficient in many names. 

The list of scholars has been derived from very various sources. 
It has been thought best, therefore, to divide it into chapters, 
that these several sources might be the more precisely designated. 

For the century before Master Lovell, we have no means of 
ascertaining the names of pupils, excepting the authority of 
printed biographies of different individuals, and, in some instances, 
unpublished manuscripts. The few names which are inserted 
here for that century are those of persons who were unquestion- 
ably educated at our School. It has been deemed best to insert 
in a note the names of others, whom, without absolute certainty, 
we have reason to suppose to be of the number of the pupils of 
the School. The attention of antiquarians is particularly called 
to this list. 

The catalogue which was kept of boys admitted through the 
whole of John Lovell's mastership, from 1734 to 1774, excepting 



the last year, is in the possession of the Association, in manu- 
script, in the handwriting of James Lovell, for many years usher 
under his father. This document is complete, but, unfortunately, 
the surnames only of most of the scholars are stated in it. It is 
here published without change, excepting that, in some instances, 
the committee have added the Christian name to the surname, 
where this designation of the individual is sustained on good 
authority. Where there was any room for doubt, they have in 
no case entered any Christian name, leaving it for future investi- 
gation to complete this part of the Catalogue.* 

Mr. James Lovell had not entered in the manuscript catalogue 
the names of the boys who entered the School in the last year of 
his father's administration. With the exception, therefore, of a 
few names supplied by the memory of persons now living, the 
class of 1774 is not recorded in these lists. 

Mr. Hunt's catalogue of the boys who entered the School 
during his time, between 1776 and 1805, is unfortunately lost. 
His manuscript returns to the School Committee of the boys in 

* In most instances, this addition is made from the notes of Eev. Dr. Homer, 
of Newton, of our class of 1766. In 1817, or before that time, he made a copy, 
now in the possession of the committee, of Lovell' s manuscript catalogue. In 
that copy he added the Christian names of several persons, and from his 
manuscript the Christian names of the following scholars have been taken, for 
which we have no other authority : — Peter Johonnot, Caleb Blanchard, 1738; 
William Tidmarsh, 1744; William Gray, Thomas Fitch, Stephen Salisbury, 
Henry Fletcher, Thomas Whiting, Kobert Williams, Nathaniel Waterhouse, 
Jonathan Mitchel Sewall, Stephen Sewall, 1755; William Sanford Oliver, Josiah 
Waters, John Gore, Sa,muel Pitts, William Story, James Walker, Charles Jarvis, 
Joseph Peirce, 1756; JamesDennie, William Crombie, Jonathan Pollard, Samuel 
Hughes, William Savage, 1757; Isaac Story, Gillam Butler, Thomas Hooper, 
Samuel Gore, Edward Gray, Lendall Pitts, John Barrett, John Simpson, William 
Cooper, William Coffin, William Philips, William Tyler, Thomas Melvil, Joseph 
Hubbard, William Lewis, Ward Hallo well, Henry Pelham, Edward Gray, 1758; 
Thomas Carnes, 1762; Samuel Torrey, William Newman, 1765; Thomas Hulme, 
Jeremiah Belknap, Benjamin Pratt, James Millar Church, William Ehodes, 
1767; William Coffin, Thomas Coffin, Sylvanus Bourn, Robert Calef, Benjamin 
Cobb, Samuel Cobb, William Croswell, Thomas Amory, Martin Gay, Robert 
Pierpont, Fitch Pool, Benjamin Homer, 1768; Nathaniel Taylor, Jonathan Perry 
Coffin, William Coffin, 1769 ; Nathan Frazier, 1773. 

Dr. Homer was nearly contemporary with almost all these persons, and must 
have been at school with most of them. It seemed advisable, therefore, to 
insert their whole names as he has given them, with this note, showing where 
he has added anything to the contemporary manuscript of Lovell. In a few 
instances the committee have detected errors in his memoranda, and have, of 
course, then rejected them; but they trust that those here inserted may be 
relied upon. 

On other authorities, which are supposed to be beyond doubt, the Christian 
names have been added in the cases of Richard Checkley, 1734; James Alien, 
1745; William Henshaw, 1746; Joseph Allen, 1757; Henry Knox, 1758; Joshua 
Blanchard, 1763; Benjamin Vincent, William Palfrey, 1749; Francis Johonnot, 
1762; Nathaniel Whit worth, 1764; Thomas Wolcott, 1766; Samuel Blodget, 
Caleb Blodget, 1767; Mather Byles Brown, John Bartlett, 1768; Samuel Hol- 
brook, 1769; JohnMcLane, 1772;' John Lovell, Samuel Lamb, Benjamin Homans, 
Roland Gilson, Joshua Green, 1773. 

the School in 17 §§, 1790, 1794, are extant, and are here published. 
Our only other sources for lists of his pupils are one or two of 
Mr. Carter's returns of the " Latin boys" who went to his 
writing school, and the recollections of different gentlemen now 
or recently living, who were under his care. To these recollec- 
tions, as will be seen, we are largely indebted. But it has 
proved impossible to reconcile them perfectly with each other, 
or to compile from them lists approaching the completeness of 
contemporary catalogues. It is particularly difficult to give the 
precise dates to names thus collected. 

There is a manuscript list, drawn up in May 12, 1808, of the 
boys at that time in the School. Excepting this, there is no con- 
temporary record of names in Mr. William Biglow's adminis- 
tration, from 1805 to 1814. We have supplied the deficiency 
as far as possible from the recollections of gentlemen who 
have favored us with communications. The period for which we 
have relied mainly on such communications, from 1774 to 1814, 
is comprehended in Chapter III. Mr. Gould's and Mr. Leverett's 
printed catalogues, from 1819 to 1829 inclusive, are in the 
possession of the Association, and are reprinted below. 

From 1816 to the present time the School records show the 
names of all those fitted for college in the School. 

From 1831 to 1835, catalogues were printed by Mr. Dillaway. 
The School records from 1831 to the present time are complete. 

Chapter IV. extends from 1815 to 1836. From 1774 to 1836 
we have attempted to place scholars' names in those classes with 
which, through most of their course, they were connected. But 
the, frequency of promotions, and of the reorganization of classes 
and divisions, of course makes such an arrangement difficult. 
Gentlemen will remember that they were, at different times of 
their school course, connected with different schoolmates, and 
thus may find their names separated here from those whom they 
most frequently recollect as their classmates. It will be remem- 
bered, too, that two divisions of the same class may have been 
widely separated at school, while, of course, their members are 
intermingled here. 

Chapter V., beginning in 1836, when Mr. Dixwell took charge 
of the School, is printed simply from the School registers, 
stating the year of entrance of each scholar. Of course those 
who completed the course in less than five years are named with 
others, who, though entering with them, left the School after 

From what has been said, it will be seen that the principal 
deficiencies in this edition of this catalogue are the very great 
one from 1635 - 1734, the unfortunate omission of Christian 
names in Mr. James Lovell's catalogue, and the omissions, for 


want of further materials, of names between 1774 and 1819. It 
is possible that some names are missing from the classes of 1829 
and 1830. 

No one can regret such deficiencies more than the Historical 
Committee. Under direction of the Association they publish 
this volume, with the consciousness that it is thus defective, 
earnestly requesting those who can add any thing to its com- 
pleteness to send them every suggestion for improving it in 
future. Gentlemen are now living connected with, or descended 
from, Benjamin Tompson, Ezekiel Cheever, Dr. Nathaniel 
Williams, Edward Wigglesworth, Jeremiah Gridley, and Daniel 
Henchman, Masters in our School in the first century of its 
existence. We are not without hopes, therefore, of some 
additions of interest to the first chapter of this Catalogue. 

It is certain that future labor will make many additions to the 
subsequent chapters. 

We append to the list of our Masters such a list as we can 
make of the Masters of the North Grammar School, instituted in 
1713, and with sundry interruptions continued till 1789, when its 
pupils were transferred to the South Latin School. 

It is difficult for the committee to acknowledge all the favors 
which they have received in the collection of the materials for a 
catalogue here published. The late Judge Davis presented to 
the Association the Lovell manuscript alluded to above. It was 
given to him more than thirty years since by Mr. James S. Lovell, 
son of Mr. James Lovell, its author. Judge Davis was kind 
enough, in the winter of 1845, to make a complete and accurate 
copy of it for the Association, which was enriched by valuable 
notes of his own. He also gave to the Association the only cata- 
logue extant of the boys in Mr. Biglow's time. 

We are indebted to Mr. William Bentley Fowle for the use of 
the valuable copy of the Lovell catalogue made by Dr. Homer, 
and for other notes of interest. 

It will be seen that Mr. Gould's history of the School, and 
Snow's history of the town, have been resorted to in the arrange- 
ment of the list of Masters. 

The committee must also express their obligation to the City 
Clerk, Mr. McCleary ; the City Treasurer, Mr. Dunn ; to Mr. 
Haven, Librarian of the Antiquarian Society, Worcester ; Dr. 
Harris and Mr. Sibley, of the College Library, and Mr. Felt, of 
the Historical Library, for the use of volumes and manuscripts 
under their charge. They have been largely indebted, also, to 
Hon. Harrison Gray Otis, to the late Rev. Dr. Thomas Gray, the 
late Samuel H. Hewes, Esq. ; to Joseph Sewall, Esq., Rev. T. C. 
Thacher, Samuel Payson, Esq., Hon. Charles Jackson, Dr. James 
Jackson, Thomas Walley, Esq., H. Roby, Esq., Robert Lash, 

Esq., Rev. Ezekiel Cheever, of Williamsburg, Mass., Frederic 
Tudor, Esq., Hon. Isaac P. Davis, Dr. John 0. Warren, George 
Bass, Esq., Hon. Richard Sullivan, Rev. Dr. Parkman, Rev. Dr. 
Lowell, Rev. Dr. George G. Ingersoll, Dr. John W. Webster, 
Hon. Sylvester Judd, Hon. James Savage, Rev. Dr. William 
Jenks, Charles Hay ward, Esq., Dr. George Hayward, Dr. Asa 
Alford Tufts of Dover, N. H., Rev. J. Peele Dabney, Hon. 
Edward Everett, Dr. S. D. Townsend, Hon. John Gorham Palfrey, 
William Hayden, Esq., Rev. Samuel Gilman, Rev. Dr. N. L. 
Frothingham, Ellis Gray Loring, Esq., John L. Hayes, Esq., of 
Portsmouth, N. H., Rev. Cazneau Palfrey, Rev. Samuel May, jr., 
Charles Warren, Esq., Robert Treat Paine, Esq., Edward Wig- 
glesworth, Esq., Francis Jenks, Esq., Dr. B. B. Appleton, Charles 
H. Parker, Esq., Hon. John C. Park, Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, 
D. C. Ballard, Esq., J. L. English, Esq., Thomas Bulfinch, Esq., 
R. G. Parker, Esq., George P. Sanger, Esq., Rev. Ebenezer 
Cheever of Newark, N. J., Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff, M. D., 
W. H. S. Jordan, Esq., Duncan Bradford, Esq., Thomas S. Eng- 
lish, Esq., Thomas B. Curtis, Esq., Mr. Edward Tuckerman, Mr. 
William T. Harris, Rev. J. F. W. Ware, William W. Greenough, 
Esq., Mr. William J. Delano, Mr. Alexander H. Everett, jr., Mr. 
Erastus C. Pease, Messrs. Metcalf & Co. ; to Mrs. Fannie Hunt, 
Mrs. Tompson of Portsmouth, N. PI., and to other persons who 
will find the information furnished in their kind communications 
embodied in the following pages. 

The Association's committee on the History of the School in 
1844, consisted of B. A. Gould, William Wells, S. J. Bridge, 
John C. Park, Charles K. Dillaway, E. S. Dixwell, Francis 
Gardner, and Edward E. Hale. In 1845, 1846 and 1847, of most 
of the same gentlemen, with the addition of Rev. Messrs. Young 
and Ellis, and of Messrs. Joseph Hussey and Thomas Farrington. 

The date given to a class is always that when it joined the 

The memoranda of titles and the dates of deaths are inserted 
in a few instances, without any effort for completeness. 

Where a literary degree is affixed to any name, it is one given 
by our University at Cambridge, unless some other institution is 

The names of ordained ministers are printed in Italics. 

The death of any person is noted by a star against his name. 
Two stars signify that his connection with the School was closed 
by his death. 

In Chapter II. those pupils who completed the whole course 
are distinguished by the sign, f In several cases, where they 
completed the course in a term shorter or longer than the usual 
period of seven years, that fact is indicated by a figure annexed 


to the t; t*5 meaning that the pupil completed the full course 
in five years. 

The interruption which will be noticed between April 19, 
1775, and November 8, 1776, is the suspension caused by hostili- 
ties, the siege of the town, and consequent confusion. The 
school was resumed, by vote of the town, on the day last named. 

Since 1814 the regular course has been one of five years. 
Some occasional changes in its length between 1789 and 1814 are 
indicated in notes to the catalogue. 

The order of names in the second chapter follows that of the 
manuscript from which it is printed.* It is believed, however, 
that in later years, at least, that order was merely the order 
in which the boys came to the examination on the day appointed 
for it.f The first comer stood first on the register, and so 
of the rest. Until 1814 boys usually entered at the age of 
seven years. In 1814 a regulation was made by which none 
younger than nine years old were admitted. In 1836 the 
limit was fixed at ten years. In 1847 it has been fixed at twelve 
years of age. 

The materials gradually collected for a sketch of the history 
of this School are now so full, that the committee trust that in a 
future edition of this catalogue such a sketch may be laid before 
its Alumni. It will be seen from this catalogue that the School 
is the oldest institution for learning in the United States. Its 
history has been closely connected with that of the influence and 
worth of the town which established it. 

Boston, August 9, 1847. 


The rules adopted by the Committee in preparing the Catalogue in 1847 
have been followed in the present edition as far as possible. All names are 
inserted under the year of entrance, and in cases of re-entrance are not re- 
peated. Names of ordained ministers are in italics. The name of the College 
by which they were conferred is appended to all literary degrees, except that 
when a person is a graduate of any college, all subsequent degrees, if not 
otherwise indicated, are to be understood as given by his Alma Mater, and 
when no date is given, the degree was received in course. 

The dates of death are given as perfectly as it has been possible to ascertain 
them, but many have probably escaped our notice. A star against a name 
signifies the death of the person, and two stars that he died while a member 
of the School. With the names of instructors, all literary degrees and other 
titles of honor are given under the highest official position held in the School. 
On some of the pages the numerical order of the notes ma}' be incorrect, 
owing to the insertion in the plates of additional matter obtained after the 
pages were stereotyped. 

* See note at 1738. 

f H. G. Otis describes this distinctly — that the boys tried to be at Lcveli's 
house early for examination. 


April 23, 


Aug:. 12, 

1636 DANIEL MAUDE, \ . 

Einan. Camb., 1806, M. A. 1610, died 1655. 

Left office 
at the close of 

. 1638^ 


* The 13th of the 2d moneth, 1635. . . . Att a Generall meeting upon publique notice 
. . « . Likewise it was then generally agreed upon, that our brother, Philemon Pormort, 
shalbe intreated to become schole-master, for the teaching and nourtering of children with 
us Boston Town Records, p. 3. 

We find this name variously spelled Pormort, Portmort, Pormont, Portmont, Pormorte, 
Purmont, Permont, Porment, Pormet, Purmount ; but in Boston Town Records and in the 
registry of his marriage, Pormort. He married, at Alford, England, Susannah, dau. of 
Wm. Bellingham. Children, Elizabeth, b. Feb., 1628-9, [m. Nathaniel Adams, of Boston, 
Nov. 24, 1642.] Martha, b. Nov. 24, 1633. 

28, 6th Month, 1C34, Philemon Pormort and Susann his wife, received into First Church. 

Lazarus the sonne of Philemon Pormort and Susan his wife was borne 28° (12°) 1635. 
Annah the daughter (of the same) 3° (2°) 1638. Pedajah the sonne (of the same) 3° (4°) 
1640. Susan the wife of Philemon Pormort dyed 29 (10) 1642. Boston Town Records. 

After the banishment of Rev. John Wheelwright in 1638 for his adhesion to Mrs. Hutchin- 
son, and for his seditious sermon, he established himself in Exeter. Pormort did not sign 
the " Remonstrance," but sympathized with him, and "1638, 6th of 11 moneth," with 
Wheelwright and others, was dismissed from First Church, Boston, "unto the Church of 
Christ at the falls of Paschataqua, if they be rightly gathered and ordered." He afterwards 
went to Wells, and seems to have returned to Boston. 

f 12-6 (Aug.) 1636. At a general meeting of the richer inhabitants there was given toward 
the maintenance of a free schoolmaster for the youth with us, Mr. Daniel Maud, being now 

also chosen thereunto (A number of subscriptions follow. See Savage's 

note to Winthrop's New England, p. 265.) Boston Town Records, p. 165. 

Apr. 17-1637. Also that Mr. Danyell Mawde, scholemaster, shall have a garden plott 

upon like condition of building thereon if need be 

Boston Town Records, p. 13. 

Rev. Daniel Maude arrived from England with Richj 
the 3d of June, 1635, a little after the school had bcj 
Emanuel College, Cambridge, and was a student 

Appointed Left office 

[was in office in] 

and JOHN WOODBRIDGE* . . . . 

1644 x)ied March 17, 1095. 

April 11, 

1650 ROBERT WOODMANSEY,f . . ... 1667 

Died Aug. 13, 1067. 
Aug. 26, Jan. 6, 

1667 BENJAMIN TOMPSON,$ . . . . . . 1671 

Harv., 1662; died 1714. 

Rogers were at Christ's. Wilson took his first degree the year before Maude, and they 
two are the oldest Cambridge graduates who came to New England. At the time he became 
our Head Master he was about fifty years old. He was admitted to the First Church, Oct. 
25, 1635, — and admitted freeman May 25, 1636. Mr. Savage is mistaken in thinking that 
' the customary token of respect is omitted in the record : for he appears as " Mr. Daniell 
Maude." It has been suggested that he sympathized with "Wheelwright. But he was not 
one of the signers of the "Remonstrance," — and, when, in 1642, the Church in Dover, 
N. H., needed a minister, and sent to the Boston Elders to desire their help, these elders 
named Mr. Maude, who went there in 1643, and ministered to that congregation, till 
he died in 1655. He left no children. Mather says he had been a minister in England : 
Hubbard, that he was " a good man, of a serious spirit and of a peaceable and quiet disposit- 
ion." His salary at Dover was forty pounds a year. 

* The Town Record of Boston, says only "Mr." Woodbridge. We believe him to have 
been the first minister of Andover, in whose biography by Mather there is a year or two 
at this time unaccounted for. Mather, however, does not say that he kept the School. He 
was born at Stanton, near High worth, in Wiltshire, England, about 1613. He went to 
Oxford, and remained till required to take the oath of conformity ; declining to do which he 
took a course of private studies. He came to New England about 1634. His biography is 
in Mather's Magnalia, Book iii. p. 219. 

See the letter of Gov. Thos. Dudley to John Woodbridge in Winthrop's New England, 
Vol. II, (*253,) pp. 308-10, also Whitman's Hist. Anc. & Hon. Art. Co. 2d Edit. p. 143. 

Aug. 3, 1645. Divers free schools were ei'ected .... At Boston .... they made an 
order to allow forever 50 pounds to the master and an house, and 30 pounds to an usher, 
who should also teach to read and write and cipher, and Indians' children were to be taught 
freely .... Winthrop's New Eng. Vol. II, (*214) p. 264. 

f At a town meeting held April 11, 1650, " It is also agreed on that Mr. Woodmansey ye 
schoolmaster shall have fifty pounds p. an. for his teaching ye schollers and his pportion to 
be made up by ratte." Boston Town Records, p. 88. 

The records of the town give us the following additional items of information in regard 
to him: 1644, 26. 1. Seth Woodmancy born, son of Robert and Margaret. Aug. 26th, 
1658, Mr. Woodmansy's house to be repaired. 

Mr. Woodmansy is the name of a settler in Ipswich in 1641 who had removed thence 
before 1648. N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg. ii. 174. For Robert Woodmansey's Will, see ib. xvi. 55. 

J Benjamin Tompson was son of Rev. Wm. Tompson of Braintree. He was a physician, 
and poet. He was the author of an elegy on S. Whiting in Mather's Magnalia. In 1700 
he became MastexofJ>y^^ranimar School in Roxbury. He died in 1714, aged 71. There 

in the Mather papers, Mass. Hist. Soc. Col]. 4th series, 


Appointed Left Office 

Jan. o, Aug. 21, 

1671 EZEKIEL CHEEVER* ..... 1708 

Died Aug.. 21, 1708. 

* Ezekiel Cheever was born in London, Jan. 25th, 1614. There is a tradition that he 
was, when a boy, at St. Paul's school in London. He came to Boston, in New England, in 
June, 1637; went, probably the next spring, to New Haven; there married and kept 
school. He removed from there to Ipswich, Mass., in December, 1650, and was the first 
Master of its Grammar or Free School. His first wife died in New Haven in 1649. At 
Ipswich, Nov. 18th, 1652, he married for his second wife, Ellen Lathrop of Beverly. He 
next moved to Charlestown and entered upon the duties of School Master there, Nov. 26, 
1661, at £30 a year. From Charlestown he came to Boston. At a meeting of the magis- 
trates held the 29th of the 10 mo. 1670, "it was agreed and ordered that Mr. Ezechiell 
Cheeuers should be called to, & installed in, the ffree schoole as head Master thereof, which 
he, beinge then present, accepted of; likewise that Mr. Tompson should be inuited to be an 
assistant to Mr. Cheeuers m his worke in the schoole ; wch Mr. Tompson beinge present 
desired time to consider of, & to giue his answere : And vpon the third day of January 
gaue his answere to. Major Generall Leueret in the negative, he haueinge had, and accepted 
of a call to Charlestowne." 

The 6th day of 11 mo the Magistrates met again and " beinge met repaired to the schoole 
and sent for Mr. Tomson who, when he came, declared his remouall to Charlestowne — & 
resigned vp the possestion of the schoole & schoole house to the Gouernr & ca, who de- 
liued the key & possestion of the schoole to Mr Ezechiell Cheeuers as the sole Mastr. 
thereof. And it was further agreed that the said Mr. Cheeuers should be allowed sixty 
pound p an. for his seruice in the schoole, out of the towne rates, & rents that belonge to 
the schoole — and the possestion & vse of ye schoole house." 

Among the Hutchinson papers at the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, is one 
containing a petition from Ezekiel Cheever to Si* : Edmund Andros, Governor, that he may 
continue in his place as schoolmaster and may receive satisfaction for the arrears of salary 
due him. 

At a meeting of the selectmen of Boston, May 29, 1693, it was ordered that Mr Ezekell 
Cheever and the other school-master shall be paid quarterly, and that orders be passed to 
the Treasurer for it Mr Cheever salery to be sixty pounds in money. 

In 1699, his grandson Ezekiel Lewis, (q. v.) was appointed his assistant. 

At a town meeting, March 10, 1701, it was "Voted that a House be Built for Old Mr 
Ezek Cheever the Latine School Master, and it was further Voted, that the Selectmen to 
Take Care about the Building of it." 

At a Town Meeting March 13, 1703-4, " it was Voted that a New School House be build 
instead of the Old School House in wch Mr Ezekiell Chever teacheth, and it is Leftwth the 
Selectmen to get the same accomplished." 

The book with which his name is usually associated, " The Accidence," was probably 
written by him when in New Haven. This book passed through eighteen editions before 
the Revolution, and was used as generally as any elementary work ever known, says Dr. 
Bentley of Salem; and Mr. Samuel Walker says it was the favorite little book of our 
youthful days, and "has probably done more to inspire young minds with the love of the 
study of the Latin language than any other work of the kind, since the first settlement 
of the country." " I have found it the best book for beginners in Latin, . . and no work of 
the kind have I ever known, that contains so much useful matter in so small a compass." 
Rev. Thaddeus Mason Harris says : — "I know of no elementary work so well calculated 
for the beginner as Cheever's Accidence, — preeminently perspicuous, concise and compre- 
hensive." He was also author of a work entitled " Scripture Prophecies Explained," 

Appointed . Left office 

Ana:. 21, 

1708 NATHANIEL WILLIAMS* .... 1734 

(Perhaps Lat. Sch. 1682.) Harv., 1693, A. M. ; died Jan. 15, 173S. 
May 24, April 19, 

1734 JOHN LOVELL,f 1775 

(Probably Lat, Sch. 1717.) Harv., 1728, A. M. ; died 1778. 

published in 1757, a copy of which is in the Library of the Amer. Antiq. Society. In the 
Mass. Hist. Society's Library is " Cheever's Disputations," a manuscript volume. 

Judge Sewall in his Diary, published by the Massachusetts Historical Society, gives an 
account (Aug. 12-21) of his last sickness; concluding the record of his death, " which work 
(teaching school) he was constant in till now ... so that he has Laboured in that Calling, 
skillfully, diligently, constantly, Religiously, Seventy years. A rare instance of Piety, 
Health, Strength, Serviceableness. The Wellfare of the Province was much upon his spirit. 
He abominated pcrriwiggs." Augt. 23, 1708. — Judge Sewall says, "Mr Cheever was buried 
from the Schoolhouse. Tlie Govr. Councillors, Ministers, Justices, Gentlemen there. Mr. 
Williams made a handsome Latin Oration in his Honour." Rev. Dr. Cotton Mather 
preached his funeral sermon, which was printed and reprinted. 

Gov. Hutchinson speaks of him as "venerable, not merely for his great age, 94, but for 
having been the school master of most of the principal gentlemen in Boston who were then 
upon the stage. He is not the only master who kept his lamp longer lighted than other- 
wise it would have been, by a supply of oil from his scholars." 

See a pamphlet entitled " Ezekiel Cheever and some of his descendants," by John T. 
Hassam, (Latin School, 1S56,) reprinted from the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register for April, 1879. 

* N. "Williams married Anne, daughter of Dr. Sam'l Bradstrect. He was ordained in 1698 
as an "Evangelist," for one of the West India Islands. The climate proved unhealthy, and 
he returned to Boston. He practiced medicine, while Master of the School, and is spoken 
of as "the beloved physician ; " and was the author of a tract on " Small Pox." Sec Prince's 
Funeral Sermon and Eliot's Biography ; also Hist. Cat. of Old South Church, p. 302. 

t John Lovell, eldest son of John and Priscilla (Gardiner) Lovell, born at Boston, June 
16, 1710. He was a stern rough man, though in many regards a very good man. His 
pupils were as much afraid of him as if he were a lion. Annually there was a visitation of 
the Selectmen, when the boys were examined in public. The lower classes recited in their 
regular studies, but the best scholar of the highest class delivered a Valedictory Oration in 
Latin. The boys doubted if the Selectmen knew much about it. There was a dinner 
afterwards in Faneuil Hall, but none of the boys attended. April 19, 1775, the school was 
dismissed by Master Lovell with the words : " War 's begun — school 's done." He deliv- 
ered the first public address in Faneuil Hall, March 14, 1742, at the town meeting called 
on occasion of the decease of Peter Faneuil. He was a loyalist, and went to Halifax with 
the British troops, March, 1776, and died there in 1778. His portrait, said to be by Nathl. 
Smibert, (L. S. 1744,) is at Harvard College, and a copy of it by Badger, presented to 
the B. L. S. Association by Robert G. Shaw, Esq., hangs in the school hall. 

See Loring's " One Hundred Boston Orators : " also Life of Gen. Warren by Alex. H. 
Everett in Sparks's American Biography, 1st series, Vol. X. 

The first Latin School-house was situated in the burying-ground of King's Chapel, nearly 
opposite to the School-house, still remembered by many, on the site afterwards occupied by 
Horticultural Hall, and since by the Parker House ; and was removed in 1748 at the expense 
of the proprietors of that church, for their o^yn accommodation. " Apr. 4, 1748, the Church 
petitioned the town for a grant of forty -four feet of land east of the old chapel ; and proposed 
to give the town a lot of land at the upper (end of a lane or passage fronting the present 


Appointed Left Office 

June, Jan. 

1776 SAMUEL HUNT,* , . 1805 

Lat. Sch. 1753. Harv., 1765, A. M. ; died 1816. 

School-house, and to erect thereon anew School-house of like dimensions with the present," 
&c. Mr. Lovell was unfriendly to the views of the Church, and threw obstacles in the way. 
Nevertheless, on April 18, 1748, the town agreed to grant to King's Chapel a piece of land 
to enlarge and rebuild ; and to take down the old Latin Grammar School-house, at a tumul- 
tuous meeting, voting by yeas and nays. Yeas 205 ; nays 197. 

In Lovell's day the school house was of one story with an attic above, a cupola with a 
bell in front, and but one school room. Master Lovell sat directly opposite the entrance ; 
Master James at the left hand corner of the entrance. School was always opened with 
prayer. In summer, school began at 7, closed at 11, and began at 1 in the afternoon. At 9 
in the morning, however, all the forms were dismissed to go to Mr Holbrook in West Street, 
to learn to write and cipher. They had strict orders from Lovell not to injure the young 
trees which Mr. Paddock had set out by the Granary Burying Ground. The only exam- 
ination for admission was in reading in the Bible. This was at Master Lovell's house. The 
studies afterwards were the Accidence, Nomenclatura Brevis, Corderius, and later Ovid, 
Virgil, and Terence, and those after the fourth form made Latin from a book called " Intro- 
duction to making Latin." In Greek, they read the Testament only. 

The town provided Mr. Lovell with a dwelling house, situated in School-street, nearly in 
front of the new (1832) Court-house, to which was attached an extensive garden extending 
back towards Court Street, about as far as to the spot where the jail used to stand. This 
garden was cultivated for Mr. Lovell, free of all expense, by the assistance of the best boys 
of the school, who, as a reward of merit, were pei-mitted to work in it. The same good 
boys were also indulged with the privilege of sawing his wood and bottling his cider, and 
of laughing as much as they pleased while performing these delightful offices. 

Mr. Lovell usually passed the vacations, one of which was at Election, aud the other at 
Commencement, with a fishing party, at Spot Pond, in Stoneham, and "the boys heard 
with glee that he and the gentleman who accompanied him passed their time pleasantly in 
telling funny stories, and laughing very loudly." , 

* Samuel Hunt, son of John Hunt, of Watertown, born October 25, 1745. Studied 
divinity, and preached some time at " Little Cambridge, " noAV Brighton. Appointed 
Master of the North Grammar School, Boston, and inducted into office April 20, 1767. 
Transferred to the South Grammar School, June, 1776. He was a conscientious man, who 
sought, in the traditional way, to train his pupils in learning and virtue. By the terms 
of his settlement he had reason to consider himself established in his office for life, with 
a salary of £200, and certain perquisites, such as admission fees, &c, besides a house to 
live in. The spirit of the times after the Revolution met his conti-ol with hostility ; and 
the officials failed to uphold his authority. The perquisites were taken away in 1784, and a 
grant of £30 made in lieu thereof. His house was taken away in 1790, and no equivalent 
given. Other encroachments on his income were made, which straitened his circumstances. 
He left office March 1, 1805, and retired to Watertown, where for several years he edu- 
cated private pupils for college. June 10, 1S16, he left Massachusetts for Lexington, Ky., 
and died there Oct. 8, 1816. He married, first, Mary Dixwell, his cousin, by whom he had 
six children. Afterward he married Mrs. Elizabeth (Gibbes) Shepherd, of South Carolina, 
and by her had six children. His descendants by the second marriage survive in Tennessee, 
Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina, and continue the name. 

During the term of office of Master Hunt, it was, Feb. 0, 1801, Voted, that in all appli- 
cations for the office of Master or Usher of any Grammar School in this town, an education 
in some University shall be considered an indispensable requisite. 





April 15, 

1805 WILLIAM BIGLOW,* .... 

Harv., 1794, A. M., 1804; died Jan. 12, 1844. 


Harv., 1814, A. M. ; died Oct. 24, 1859. 


. Lat. Sch. 1812. Harv., 1821, A. M. ; died Oct. 5, 1836. 

Left office 

. 1814 




* William Biglow, poet and schoolmaster, born at Natick, Mass., Sept. 22, 1773, taught 
school in Salem, and then took charge of the Latin School in Boston, preaching occasion- 
ally, and writing for periodicals. He afterwards taught a village school in Maine, and was 
ultimately proof reader in the University printing office, Cambridge. In 1796, he edited 
the Village Messenger of Amherst, N. H. ; he also edited and contributed to the Federal 
Orrery and Mass. Mag ; July 18, 1799, delivered at Cambridge a Poem entitled Education ; 
in 1808, published The Youth's Library ; in 1809, Introduction to the Making of Latin ; 
and in 1830 Histories of Natick, and of Sherburne, Mass. 

F. S. Drake's Diet, of American Biography ; also Buckingham's Reminiscences, ii. 276. 

He wrote the " Carmen Sseculare," sung at the Centennial of Harvard College in 1836, 
well remembered as a piece of amusing macaronic Latin poetry. 

A pupil who entered in 1813, says, that when he was examined for admission, the school 
was kept in an old barn in Cole's Lane, now Portland Street, because a new building was 
in progress on the School Street site. 

f Benjamin Apthorp Gould born in Lancaster, Mass., June 15, 1787. His father was a 
Captain in the Revolutionary army, and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. The 
family removed to Newburyport early in the present century. He studied in the schools 
there and entered Harvard University in 1810, and, before graduation, was appointed, by 
the recommendation of President Kirkland, to fill a sudden vacancy in the Mastership of 
the Latin School, giving such satisfaction that he was continued there, and allowed his 
degree. Under his administration the school rapidly advanced in reputation and numbers, 
till, from occupying only the third story of the old school house in School Street, it greAV to 
fill the whole building. Mr. Gould's personal influence in producing among his numerous 
pupils a high standard of moral and intellectual excellence, was marked and powerful. His 
kind and uniformly just government gained the reverence and love of all who came under 
his discipline. "Whilst connected with the Latin School he published editions of Adam's 
Latin Grammar, revised and annotated by himself; also of Ovid, of Virgil and of Horace, 
with copious and valuable notes of his own. These were the standard editions for several 
years. After leaving the Latin School, he became an honored and successful merchant in 
the East India trade. He married Dec. 2, 1823, Lucretia Dana Goddard, daughter of Nath- 
aniel Goddard, Esq., a prominent merchant of Boston, and became the father of four chil- 
dren. He died in Boston, Oct. 24, 1859. 

J Frederic Percival Leverett, son of Benjamin and Comfort Marshall Leverett, born at 
Portsmouth, N. II., in 1803. His father, who had been a merchant in that city, having 
removed to Boston, he was educated at the Latin School, and at twelve was ready for 
College, entering at the age of fourteen. After graduating he entered the office of Dr. 
Jacob Bigelow, but the support of his father's family early devolving upon him, he gave 
up the study of a profession, and was appointed Sub-master of the Latin School in 1824, 


Appointed Left Office 

Sept. Nov. 

1831 CHARLES KNAPP DILLAWAY,* . . . 1836 

Lat. Seh. 1818. Harv., 1825, A. M., 1829. 



Reappointed, but died before entering on the office. 
Nov. 8, 

1836 EPES SARGENT DIXWELL,f .... 1851 

Lat. Sen. 1816. Harv., 1827, A. M. 

and Head Master in 1828. He was a remarkable Latin, Greek, and Mathematical scholar. 
Beside the Latin Lexicon, which he edited, which is a monument of his industry and learn- 
ing, he edited and published the Satires of Juvenal, and the Commentaries of Caesar, with 
excellent notes. In managing the school he showed great skill. The boys loved and 
respected him, although his disposition was not a cheerful one, and became, after the death 
of his wife, somewhat gloomy. After resigning his position, he established a school for 
boys in Boston, and was very successful, but he never liked the work of a teacher, perform- 
ing it only under a sense of duty to his family, and with a feeling of regret that other 
professions had been closed to him. He married Matilda Gorham, a lady from the West 
Indies. He died October 5, 1836. 

* Charles Knapp Dillaway, born in Roxbury, October 19, 1804. He resigned his position 
owing to ill health, and for several years taught a private school for boys in Boston, and 
later, for young ladies in Roxbury. He has been an active member of many literary, scien- 
tific, and charitable societies, and published the following books : twelve volumes of Latin 
Classics, with notes, viz : eight of Cicero, and one each of Plautus, Terence, Quintilian, 
and Tacitus ; also, the Colloquies of Erasmus ; Roman Antiquities and Mythology ; History 
of the Roxbury Latin School ; and Biographical Sketches of many noted men. He assisted 
John Pickering, LL. D., in preparing his Greek Lexicon, J. E. Worcester, LL.D., in his 
English Dictionary, and has contributed frequently to periodical literature, besides being 
often called upon to teach our language to foreigners, among whom he has had many 
Japanese pupils. He married Martha Ruggles Porter, daughter of Rev. Huntington Por- 
ter, and has had five children. 

f Epes Sargent Dixwell, second son of John Dixwell, M. D., born in Boston, December 
27, 1807. He was Usher in the English High School from 1827 until October, 1828 ; then 
Sub-Master in the Public Latin School until the summer of 1830. He was admitted to the 
Bar in 1833, and invited in November, 1836, to become Head Master of the Public Latin 
School, and was inducted into office December 5, 1836. He removed to Cambridge in 1842. 
In 1851, the City Council having voted that all their employes must reside within the city 
limits, he resigned, and set up a private Latin School to fit lads for College. This was 
successful, and continued for twenty-one years until 1872. \ He is a member of the Ameri- 
can Academy of Arts and Sciences and of other learned bodies. He married June 4, 1839, 
Mary I. Bowditch, and has six children. See Annual Reports of the School Committee 
from 1837 to 1851 inclusive for the character of his administration. The Latin School 
Association was suggested and begun by him, and the funds for beginning its Library 
and Cabinet were collected by his influence. 

In 1844, while he was Master, the School-house in Bedford Street was first occupied. 

Appointed Left office 

1851 FRANCIS GARDNER,* ..... 1876 

Lat. Sch. 1822. Harv., 1831. A.M.; LL.D. Williams, 
1866; died Jan. 10, 1876. 

June, Nov. 3, 

1876 AUGUSTINE MILTON GAY,f .... 1876 

Amherst, 1850, A. M. ; died Nov. 3, 1876. 

June 27, 


Harv., 1856, A. M. ; Ph.D. Amherst, 1880. 

* Francis Gardner, born at Walpole, N. H., March 15, 1812; died in Boston, Jan. 10, 
1876. He was the editor of an Abridgment of Leverett's Latin Lexicon, and associate 
editor of a series of Latin School Classics. See the Memorial, containing an Address by 
Wm. R. Dimmock, LL.D., published by the Boston Latin School Association, 1876. 

f Augustine Milton Gay, born in Francestown, N. H., Nov. 15, 1827. He was prepared 
for College at Phillips Academy, Andover, and was graduated at Amherst College in 1850. 
The same year he was appointed Sub-Master, and soon after, Master of the Charlestown 
High School. In 1861 he resigned this position, and kept a private school for young ladies 
in Boston. In 1865 he was elected Sub-Master in the Latin School. In June, 1876, he was 
elected Head Master. His death occurred in Boston, Nov. 3, 1876. He was for a year one 
of the Editors of the Massachusetts Teacher, and while in the Latin School, an associate 
editor of several Latin text-books, of which the most prominent are the Latin School Series, 
of two volumes, containing extracts from Phaedrus, Justin, Nepos, Ovid, Curtius and Cicero. 
He married July 26, 1860, Clara R. Willey of Charlestown, and had one daughter. 

% Moses Merrill, born in Methuen, Mass., Sept. 14, 1833. He was prepared for College at 
Phillips Academy, Andover ; was graduated at Harvard in 1856. He was Principal of the 
Shepard School, Cambridge, till October, 1858. He married November 26, 1857, Sarah Ann 
White of Methuen, and has had four children. Appointed teacher in the Boston Latin 
School, October, 1858. 

In 1880, while he was Master, the School removed from Bedford Street to the new edifice 
in Warren Avenue. 


Appointed Left office 


Lat. Sch. 1846. Williams, 1855, A. M., LL.D., 1872; 
died March 29, 1878. 

Appointed Head Master. 

1867 AUGUSTINE MILTON GAY, . . . . 1876 

Appointed Head Master. 

1869 MOSES MERRILL, . . . . . 1877 

1870 WILLIAM THOMAS REID, .... 1872 

Harv., 1868, A. M., 1872. President of Univ. of California. 

1870 JOHN SILAS WHITE, 1873 

Lat. Sch. 1864. Harv., 1870; LL.D., Trinity, 1879. 

1870 JOSIAH GREENE DEARBORN, . . . 1874 

Dartmouth, 1867. 

1870 AUGUSTUS HOWE BUCK, .... 1873 

Amherst, 1849; Prof. Boston University. 

1870 CHARLES JAMES CAPEN, . . ... 

Lat. Sch. 1835. Harv., 1844, A. M. 

1871 JOSEPH WEBBER CHADWICK, . . . 1874 

Bowd., 1862, A. M. 


Harv., 1836, LL.B., 1840. 

1872 GEORGE WINSLOW PIERCE, . . . 1873 

Lat. Sch. 1852. Harv., 1S64, A. M. 


narv., 1869, A. M. 


— — ___ 1 , , JK 


Appointed Left office 
1873 ERNEST YOUNG, 1874 

Lat. Sch. 1865. 'Harv., 1873, Ph.D., 1876. 

1873 JOHN LAWSON STODDARD, .... 1875 

Williams, 1871. 

1875 JAMES ALBERT HODGE, .... 1875 

Harv., 1875, died 1878. 

1875 FREEMAN SNOW, 1876 

Harv., 1873, Ph.D., 1877. 



1882 BYRON GROCE, . ... 

Tufts 1867, A. M. 


A. M. Amherst, 1870. 


Brown 1869, A. M. 

1883 WILLIAM GALLAGHER, .... 1885 

Lat. Sch. 1861. Harv. 1869, A. M. 

Appointed Left office 

1817 DAVID LEE CHILD, 1821 

A. B. Harv., 1817, A. M. ; died 1874. 



Lat. Sen. 1808. Harv., 1816, A. M., M. D., 1826; died 1835. 


Lat. Sch. 1812. 
May, Oct. 

1828 SAMUEL PARKER PARKER, . . . 1828 

Lat. Sch. 1815. Harv., 1824; D. D., Union, 1861; died 1880. 

1828 EPES SARGENT DIXWELL, .... 1830 

Lat. Sch. 1816. 

1830 CHARLES KNAPP DILLAWlY, . . . 1831 

Lat. Sch. 1818. 


Lat. Sch. 1824. Harv., 1831, A. M. ; died 1864. 

1836 FRANCIS GARDNER, • . . . . 1850 

Lat. Sch. 1822. 

1850 CALEB EMERY, . 1855 

Dartmouth, 1842, A. M. 

1855 JOHN NOBLE, 1856 

Harv., 1850, LL.B., 1858. 


Harv., 1833, A. M., 1850; St. John's, Md, 1850; 
D. D., Hob art, 1874. 




Appointed Left office 

1857 GEORGE EATON, 1858 

Harv., 1833, died 1877. 

1859 EDWARD HICKS MAGILL, .... 1867 

Brown, 1852, A. M. ; President Swarthmore Coll. 


Lat. Sch. 1846. 

1867 AUGUSTINE MILTON GAY, .... 1867 
1867 CHARLES JAMES CAPEN, .... 1870 

Lat. Sch. 1835. 

1867 MOSES MERRILL, 1869 

1867 JOSEPH WEBBER CHADWICK, . . . 1871 
1867 WILLIAM FRANKLIN DAVIS, . . . 1869 

Harv., 1867. 


Lat. Sch. 1860. Harv., 1866, M. D., 1872. 

1868 WILLIAM COWPER SIMMONS, . . . 1870 

Harv., 1868. 

1870 WILL ABB TAYLOR PURRIN, . a . . 1871 

Harv. 1870 ; B.D. Boston Univ. 1874. 

1874 JOSEPH WEBBER CHADWICK, . • . 1877 

Lat. Sch. 1842. Harv., 1848, A. M. 


Vict. Univ. Ont. Can., 1864, A. M. 


Brown, 1866 ; Prof. Lake Forest Univ. 

. 1878 

. 1877 

Appointed Left office 


Yale 1852 ; Trin. 1853 ; A. M. Yale, Prof. Eng. Lit. Univ. 
of France. 

1877 FRANK WILTON FREEBORN, . . . 1878 


Amherst, 1869, A. M. 

1877 WILLIAM GALLAGHER, , . . . 1878 

Lat. Sch. 1861. 

1877 EDWARD PAYSON JACKSON, . . . 1878 



Appointed Left office 

March 12 before Oct. 20. 



* March 12th, 1666 The towne agreed with Mr. Daniell Hincheman for £40 per arm to 
assist Mr. Woodmansey in the Grammar Schoole and teach children to wrighte — the year 
to begin March 1 1665-6. 

In 1668, Nov. 7, the General Court appointed Mr. Daniel Hinckman (sic) with three 
others a Committee to arrange about the location of the town afterwards Worcester. July 
13, 1674, this Committee took a deed of the plantation from the Indians, where he is called 
Daniel Hinchman of Boston, brewer. In the record of the General Coui't, May 19, 1683, 
approving the plan for laying out the plantation of Quansiggamon, (sic) his name appears 
as one of the active proprietors. [Mass. Records, v. 413.] In 1684 the plantation was called 
Worcester. In May, 1685, he was present in the town with his son Nathaniel, — but in 1686 
he died. 

Philip's War broke out in 1675, and Hinchman served in it as Captain of a Company 
which saw active service constantly, and at the end was a Major. [See extracts from one of 
his reports in Hubbard's Ind. Wars, v. 1, p. 86.] 

June 26, 1675, two days after Philip's War broke out by the murders in Swanzey, a foot 
company under Capt. Daniel Hinchman, and a troop under Capt. Thomas Prentice, were 
sent from Boston towards Mt. Hope, a message for assistance having been received from 
Plymouth Colony. 

"It being late in the afternoon before they began to march, the central eclipse of the 
moon in Capricorn happened in the evening before they came up to the Neponset river 
about twenty miles from Boston, which occasioned them to make a Halt, for a little repast 
till the moon recovered her light again. Some melancholy fancies would not be persuaded, 
but that the eclipse falling out at that instant of time was ominous, conceiving also that in 
the centre of the moon, they discovered an unusual black spot, not a little resembling the 
scalp of an Indian." Hubbard's Indian Wars, v. 1, p. 67. 

This expedition of Henchman and Prentice, afterwards joined by Mosely and Cudworth 
of the Plymouth troops, only drove Philip to the west. Henchman with a hundred men 
was left to watch and follow them, while the rest of the force returned to Boston. He was 
ordered to disband his men some time in midsummer. 

Nov. 1675. He marched again on an expedition against Hassanemesit, (Grafton,) which 
had but little result. 

He was not one of the six captains appointed for the army under Winslow, which assem- 
bled at Dedham, Dec. 9, 1675, and was not in the attack on the Narragansett fort, Dec. 19, 
1675, which broke the Indian power ; but April 27th, 1678, he was out as Captain of a com- 
pany of horse, commander in chief of three of horse, and three of foot, to range toward 
Hassanemesit. His troops returned and were discharged " by reason of an epidemical cold, 
at that time prevailing through the country," and because of the rain which prevented their 
following the enemy, May 10th ; but May 30th, 1676, they were called together again, and 
were out as far as Hadley, in which Henchman killed and took about eighty-four of the 
enemy without the loss of any of his own men. This expedition ended early in July. 

Hubbard's Indian Wars, v. 1, pp. 226 and 235. 



Appointed Left office 

August 28 

1699 EZEKIEL LEWIS,* ?1703 

Harv., 1695, A. M. ; died 1755. 

June 25, Au£. 21, 

1703 NATHANIEL WILLIAMS J . . . . 1708 

Perhaps Latin Sch., 1682. 

Henchman is thus seen to have been the principal man among 1 the Massachusetts captains. 

" Capt. Daniel Henchman planted the Great Elm on Boston Common in 1670." 

Boston Transcript, July 3, 1848. 

A tradition has existed in the Hancock family, passed down by Mrs. Lydia Hancock, wife 

of Thomas, that her grandfather, Hezekiah Henchman, set out the tree when he 

was a boy ; which would have been over two hundred years ago, as his father, Daniel, the 
old schoolmaster, left Boston as early as 1674. Other accounts, from the Henchman family, 
give the honor to the old schoolmaster, who wielded the sword as well as the birches, — for 
he commanded the famous Artillery Company, and served in King Philip's War in 1675. 
The last tradition says that the tree was set out as a shelter for the company. 

N. B. Shurtleff ' s Top. and Hist. Descr. of Boston, p. 335. 

Dr. Shui-tleff states the reasons for doubting this tradition, and for supposing that the tree. 
was of good size and growing in 1630 when Boston was settled. Hist, of Anc. and Hon. 
Art. Co. 2d edit. p. 195; also Histor. Catal. of the Old South Church, p. 229. 

* May 8, 1699, " At Publick Town Meeting of the Inhabitants of Boston " it " was Voted 
by sd Inhabitants, That the Selectmen shall agree wth mr Ezekiel Lewis for his Salary as 
an assistant to his Grandfather mr Ezekiel Cheever in the Latine School, not Exceeding 
forty pounds p year." Hassam on Cheever, p. 12. 

At a Town meeting May 12, 1701, " Whereas Mr. Ezekiel Lewis Assistant to Mr. 
Cheever in the Government of the Latin free School, hath represented unto the Town that 
the sum of forty pounds per annum is not sufficient for his comfortable subsistence. The 
Town by their Vote have granted that hence forward he be Allowed Forty five per annum, 
during his being continued in that Situation. Town Records, ii, 240. 

Oct. 12, 1704. Mr. Ezk. Lewis marries the widow Kilcup. Sewall's Diary, v. 2, p. 117. 
See Histor. Catal. of the Old South Church, pp. 324 and 325. 

f At a Town meeting held at the Town House in Boston, Apr. 27, 1703, it was " Voted 
that the Selectmen do take care to procure some meet person to be an assistant to mr Eze- 
kiell Chever in the Government of the Lattin Schooll, and to allow him a Sallery not 
exceeding forty-five pounds p annum, untill farther Order from the Inhabitants at some 
other meeting. Town Records, ii, 267. 

May 13, 1703 " Sundry of the ministers in this Town haveing recommended mr Nathll 
Williams to be a fitt person to be joyned wth mr Chever in Governmt of the Lattin School, 
ordered that Sd mr Williams be Treated with abt the Same." Selectmen's Minutes, i, 72. 

At a town meeting June 1, 1703 " Upon a debate abt ye Settleing a Sallery upon an assis- 
tant to mr Chever in the Governmt of ye Lattin School Voted that the Same be referred to 
the determination of the next Town Meeting, & that notice thereof be incerted in the war- 
rant for calling such meeting. Town Records, ii, 268. 

At a town meeting held June 25, 1703 " The Town by their vote do declare their appro- 
bation of mr Nathaniell Williams to be an assistant to mr Ezekiel Chever in Governing 
& Instructing the youth at the Lattin School. Voted that mr Nathaniel Williams be 
allowed the Sum of Eighty pounds for the year ensueing in case he accept and perform 
the aforesaid Service. And it is Left to the Selectmen to agree with him accordingly. 

Ibid, ii, 268. 


Appointed Left office 


Harv., 1708, A. M. ; died 1733. 
As early as July, 

1714 EDWARD WiaaLES WORTHS . . . 1721 

Harv., 1710, A. M. ; Hollis Prof. Harv.; Fellow Harv., 
D. D. Edin. 1730; died 1765. 

JEREMIAH GRIDLEY4 . . . . . 1730 

Perhaps Lat. Sch. 1714. Harv., 1725, A.M. ; died Sept. 7, 


1729 JOHN LOVELL,§ 1734 

Probably Lat. Sch. 1717. 
January, Aug. 

1734 NATHANIEL OLIVER, [|f .... 1734 

Possibly Lat. Sch. 1722. Harv., 1733, A. M.; died 1769. 



Harv., 1730, A. M. ; died 1750. 

* Ordained over Second Roxbury Church, Nov. 12, 1712 ; so he must have left the School 
as early as that. 

f Edward Wigglesworth was born at Maiden about the beginning of the year 1693. At 
College he had a high standing for general scholarship, and was distinguished for his classi- 
cal attainments. He studied theology after graduation, and was licensed to preach. A 
certificate signed by Mr. Nathaniel Williams, 1714-5, proves that he was a teacher in our 
School for at least a quarter before October, 1714. He was not a preacher attractive to the 
multitude, and so never settled as a pastor, but was appreciated by the intelligent, and when 
Thomas Hollis, of London, established the professorship at Harvard College, bearing his 
name, was nominated by him as its first occupant, and inducted into office, October 24, 
1722. In 1724 he was elected a member of the Corporation of Harvard College. He was 
greatly distinguished for his benevolence. He continued to perform the duties of his pro- 
fessorship until within a few days of his death, which occurred January 16, 1765. 

Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit, i. 275. 

% In 1732 Jeremiah Gridley edited a newspaper called the Rehearsal, which almost weekly 
contained an essay on some historical, literary or political subject, generally, it is supposed, 
written by him. They abound in Latin allusions and quotations ; the style is not bad nor 
uninteresting. There is a file in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society, Wor- 
cester, Mass. He was afterwards Attorney General, and as such opposed to Otis in the 
question of the Search Warrants. See Knapp's Biog. Sketches, p. 199. 

§ These dates are right, though they differ from the Eliot Biography. They are taken 
from Wendell's Valedictory of 1729, of which we have the manuscript. 
|| Appointed at £80 per year. 
U Drake's History of Boston, p. 604. 


Appointed Left office 


Lat. Sch., 1728. Harv., 1739, A. M. ; died 1760. 


Lat. Sch., 1738. Harv., 1749, A.M., LL.D. 1805; died 


April 19, 

1757 JAMES LOVELL4 1775 

Lat. Sch., 1744. Harv., 1756, A. M. ; Del. in Amer. Con- 
gress ; died 1814. 

* Nathaniel Gardner was in office at least as late as 1754. 

f In office in 1750, because May 15th, 1750, at a town meeting, " £50 lawful money was 
voted Mr. Robert Treat Paine for his salary as Usher of the So. Grammar School." 

Drake's Hist, of Boston, p. 631. 

X James Lovell, son of John Lovell, born at Boston, Oct. 31, 1737, Usher Latin School, 
1757, was also Master of the North School, now Eliot School. In 1775, after the Battle of 
Bunker Hill, thirty-one persons, among whom was Mr. Lovell, were imprisoned in Boston 
Gaol by General Howe. At the evacuation of the city, March, 1776, he was carried to 
Halifax with the British troops, and was a prisoner in that city, while his father was also 
there as a loyalist refugee. Exchanged and returned to Boston, Nov. 30, 1776. Elected 
to Continental Congress, December, 1776. Receiver of Continental taxes, 1784. Collector 
of the Port of Boston, 1788-1789. Naval officer at Boston, 1790-1814. Died at Windham, 
Maine, July 14, 1815. 

The London Political Register for 1780 says : " In the pockets of Warren, the Rebel 
commander killed at Bunker Hill, were found letters from James Lovell, a rebel spy, stating 
the number and disposition of the troops in Boston, with a variety of other information. 
The spy, instead of being sentenced to the gallows and executed, was only taken up and 
detained in custody, and when our army was at New York, he was discharged at the re- 
quest of some of the Rebel chiefs Instead of being grateful for this, the instant 

he landed in the rebel territory, (he) wrote the commissary a most abusive letter ; and by 
this infamous behavior, having arrived at the summit of villainy, was in the opinion of the 
rebels of Massachusetts deemed a fit person to represent them in Congress ; accordingly, as 
soon as he set his foot in Boston, he was chosen one of their delegates to Congress " 

Loring's One Hundred Boston Orators. 

Mention is made of the imprisonment of Mr. Lovell in Boston in the " Diary of Peter 
Edes written during his confinement by the British, in Boston, in 1775, after the battle of 
Bunker Hill," Bangor, 1837 ; and in " a journal kept by John Leach during his confinement 
by the British in Boston Gaol in 1775," N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., July, 1865, the originals of 
both of which are now in the possession of Hemy H. Edes, Esq., of Boston, by whom 
they were kindly loaned to the Rev. Dr. Hale to read to the Latin School Association at its 
first annua dinner, November 8, 1876. 

He delivered in the Old South Church April 2, 1771, An Oration, at the request of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Boston to commemorate the Bloody Tragedy of the 5th of 
March, 1770, which is in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester. 
The address is a statement of the objections to standing armies. It is filled with classical 


Appointed Left office 

Nov. 8, Appointed Head Master, North Grammar School. 

1776 WILLIAM BENTLEY* .... 1778 

Harv., 1777, A. M., and Dart. 1787; D. D. Harv., 1819; 
died Dec. 29, 1819. 


WILLIAM CROSWELL,f . . . . . 1782 

Lat. Sch. 1768. Harv., 1780, A. M. 1786; died 1834. 
Aug. Sept. 

1782 SAMUEL PAYSON, 1786 

Harv., 1782, A. M. ; died 1851. 


1786 DINGLEY, 1790 

[?Amasa, Harv., 1785, A. M. ; died 1798.] 


Tale 1785 ; died 1810. 



and i 



[ ? Dart. 1788, A. M. ; Prof. Lang. Univ. Ohio ; died 
1849, aged 80.] 



Apr. 21, 


Harv., 1793, A. M. ; died 1802. 

allusions in its opening. When the invitation to deliver it was given to him, his father 
advised him not to accept it, because his life might be jeopardized by doing it. " Is that the 
case ? " was his reply, " then my mind is decided — my resolution is fixed — I will attempt it 
at every hazard." 

In the Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and also of Harvard College, are 
copies of an oration by him, " in Eunere Henrici Flyntii Arm." 8vo, Boston, 1760. 

The first page of E. T. Channing's Life of Wm. Ellery gives some comments on his style. 

* William Bentley, son of Joshua Bentley, a ship carpenter, born in Boston, June 22, 
1759. He was ordained in Sept. 1783, as colleague pastor over the East Church in 
Salem. A full account of him is given in the Annals of the American Pulpit, by Wm. B. 
Sprague, D.D., Vol. viii, pp. 154-157, where it is stated, we fear erroneously, that he was 
educated at the Latin School. See Buckingham's Reminiscences, ii. 341. 

f In 1791 was a teacher of navigation in Boston, and published Croswell's Tables. 

% " 1794, Apr. 21, Chas. Cutler was introduced as usher." S. Hunt. Given in the old 
Catalogue as in office in 1796 ; he probably went out of office about 1799, and was re- 
appointed in 1800, as appears below. 


Appointed Left office 

In office in 


Probably Dart., 1795, A. M. ; died 1819. 
Oct. 3, 


April 2, 

1801 SAMUEL HUNT, 1802 

Lat. Sch. 1783. (Afterwards John Dixwell, Harv. 1796, 
A. M., M. B. 1800, M. D. 1811; died 1834.) 

1802 WILLIAM WELLS, f 1804 

Harv., 1796, A. M.; died 1860. 

1804 SAMUEL COOPER TEACHER, . . . 1805 

Acting Master from Jan. to Apr. 15, 1805. 

Lat. Sch. 1796. Harv., 1804, A. M. ; Fellow Harv.; 
died 1818. 

Mar. 21, 


Harv., 1805, A. M. ; died 1825. 


[?Benjamin, Brown, 1802, A. M. ; died 1847.] 
Oct. 23, 

1807 WILLIAM SMITH, 1808 

Harv., 1807, A. M. ; died 1811. 

1808 JACOB BIGELOW,|| 1809 

Harv., 1806, A.M.; M. D. Penn. 1810; LL. D. Harv. 
1857; President of Mass. Med. Society; died Jan. 1879. 

* According to the School Committee records John Haskell was elected Master of the 
Centre Reading School, 27 June, 1800. Mr. Win* G. Colburn has a note written by him, 
dated Centre School. In Fleet's Massachusetts Register for 1799, Samuel Hunt appears as 
Latin Grammar Master, Centre School ; in 1803, Wm. Biglow is given as the same and 
John Haskell as English Grammar Master, Centre School, and the latter continues the 
same as late as 1817, when Mr. Benj. Apthorp Gould appears as Latin Grammar Master, 
Centre School. The Committee therefore feels justified in filling the blank of the edition 
of 1847. The same School Committee Records state that Benjamin Gleason applied for the 
Mastership of the West Reading School, 20 May, 1808, and the Committee has thought it 
not unlikely his is the name which should be inserted in the blank before Gleason. 

t Assistant Master, equivalent to what was afterwards Sub-Master. 

% Changed from Higgins on the authority of the late Edw. Reynolds, M. D., and John L. 
Watson, D. D. 

§ According to A. H. Everett's manuscript Journal. 

|| See Memoir by Geo. E. Ellis, D. D., Mass. Historioal Society's Proceedings, Vol. xvii, 


Appointed Left office 


VER, 1814 

Acting Master from March to May, 1814. 
Harv., 1S09, A. M. ; died 1832. 

1810 STEPHEN FALES, 1811 

?Lat. Sch. 1802. Harv., 1810, A. M., and Bo wd., 1815; 
died 1854. 



Lat. Sch. 1803. Harv., 1811, A. M. ; D. D. 1836 ; died 1870. 
May, Aug. 

1812 SAMUEL GILMANJ . . . . . 1812 

Harv., 1811, A. M.; D. D. 1837; died 1858. 

Aug. 28, 


Harv., 1812, A. M. ; D. D. 1835, and Union 1823; J. C. D. 
Oxon. 1852 ; Bishop of New York; died 1854. 


1813 THOMAS SAVAGE, 1814 

Harv., 1813, A. M. ; died 1866. 
Aug. Aug. 


Lat. Sch. 1805. Harv., 1814, A. M. ; died 1867. 
Aug. Feb. 26, 

1815 MOSES SHAW, . 1816 

A. M. Bowd., 1821; M. D. Wat., 1835; died 1847. 



Harv., 1815, A. M. ; died 1832. 
April, Aug. 

1816 GAMALIEL BRADFORD,§ .... 1816 

Harv., 1S14, A. M. ; M. D. 1819; died 1839. 

* Minister of First Church, Boston. 

f Unitarian Minister at Charleston, S. C. Author of " Fair Harvard." 

X Author of the Age of Fable, etc. 

§ See Memorials of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, p. 235. 







Left office 
. 1816 

Harv., 1815; died 1819. 




Lat. Sch. 1810-11. Harv., 1817, A. M.; died 1832. 






Lat. Sch. 1807. Harv., 1816; died 1822. 




; 1817 



Lat. Sch. 1810-11. Harv., 1817; died 1853. 



; 1818 


Harv., 1816; died 1833. 











Lat. Sch. 1808. 




Harv., 1819, A. M. ; died 1859. 











Lat. Sch. 1812. Harv., 1820, A. M., and Tale 1823 ; 
Harv. 1846 ; died 1854. 


Dec. 2, 



Harv., 1820, A. M. ; M. D. 1826; died 1839. 







Lat. Sch. 1812. 






Lat. Sch. 1812. Harv., 1821 ; died 1831. 



* Editor of the Chronicles of the Pilgrims. Minister of New South Church, Boston. 


Appointed Left office 

Dec. 2, Oct. 

1821 JOSEPH PALMER, . . . . . . 1825 

Harv., 1820, A. M. ; M. D. 1826; died 1871. 
June, Jan. 


Lat. Sen. 1813. Harv., 1822. 

1824 WILLIAM NEWELL* 1826 

Lat. Sch. 1814. Harv., 1S24, A. M. ; D. D. 1853; died 1881. 


1824 SAMUEL PARKER PARKER, . . . 1828 

Lat. Sch. 1815. 
Oct. Appointed to High School Sept. 

1824 EDMUND LOUIS LE BRETON, ... 1825 

Harv., 1824, A. M. ; died 1849. 
Jan. April, 

1825 HENRY PAYSON KENDAL, .... 182T 

Harv., 1820, A. M. ; died 1832. 
Sept. April, 

1826 DUNCAN BRADFORD, . .... 1827 

Lat. Sch. 1814. Harv., 1824. 

1827 CHARLES KNAPP DILLAWAY, . . . 1830 

Lat. Sch. 1818. 
May, Oct. 


Lat. Sch. 1813. 



Harv., 1825, A. M. 
Sept. Sept. 


Dart., 1824; died 1860. 
Sept. Sept. 


Harv., 1829, A. M. ; D. D. 1855; died 1882. 

* Minister of the First Parish, Cambridge. 
f Minister of the Second Church of Boston. 




1830 JAMES BENJAMIN, . . ■ . . 

Left office 

. 1832 

Lat. Sch. 1822. Harv., 1830; died 1853. 





Lat. Sch. 1819. Harv., 1828, A. M. ; M. D. 1831; 
t 1849. 




Lat. Sch. 1822. 





Harv., 1828; died 1870. 









Lat. Sch. 1824. Harv., 1833, A. M., 1847; LL.D. 
Prof. History, Harv. 





Harv., 1829; died 1879. 










Lat. Sch. 1826. Harv., 1835, A. M. ; M. D. 1839; 






Lat. Sch. 1826. Harv., 1835. 






Harv., 1837, A. M. 





Harv., 1838, A. M. ; died 1849. 




Sept. 9, 






Lat. Sch. 1831. Harv., 1839, A. M. ; M. D. 1844; 


* Samuel Barret afterwards Master of the Eliot School pro temp, in place of Thayer. 

1' ___ _ ___ 


Appointed Left office 

Sept. 9, Sept. 

1839 EDWARD EVERETT HALE * . . . . 1841 

Lat. Sch. 1831. Harv., 1839, A. M. ; D. D. 1879. 
Sept. Sept. 

1840 GEORGE STANLEY PARKER, • . . 1 1846 

Lat. Sch. 1827. Harv., 1836, A. M.; died 1873. 

1841 FRANCIS EDWARD PARKER, . . . 1842 

Harv., 1841, LL. B. 1845; died 1886. 

1842 JAMES CUSHING MERRILL, .... 1843 

Lat. Sch. 1833. Harv., 1842, A. M.; LL.B. 1845; died 


1843 HENRY WARREN TORREY, .... 1844 

Lat. Sch. 1824. 


Lat. Sch. 1833. Harv., 1844, A. M. 1848. 


Lat. Sch. 1837. Harv., 1845, A. M. ; died 1850. 

1846 JOHN PHILLIPS REYNOLDS, . . . 1848 

Lat. Sch. 1837. Harv., 1845, A. M. ; M. D. 1852; Prof. 
Obstetrics, Harv. 

1846 WILLIAM LADD ROPES, . 1848 

Lat. Sch. 1836. Harv., 1846, A. M. 


Lat. Sch. 1842. Harv., 1848, A. M. 

1848 EDWARD JAMES YOUNG, .... 1850 

Lat. Sch. 1839. Harv., 1848, A. M. ; Prof. Hebrew, 

* Minister of the Church of the Unity, Worcester, Mass., and afterwards of the South 
Congregational Church, Boston. 





Left office 

. 1851 

Lat. Sch. 1842. Harv., 1850, A. M. 1864; D. D. Tale, 
1873; Prof. Sac. Lit. Andov. Theol. Sem. ; Fellow Harv. ; 
Bussey Prof. N. T. Critic, and Interp. Harv. 



Lat. Sch. 1841. Harv., 1850; died 1882. 







Lat. Sch. 1835. 







Lat. Sch. 1841. Harv., 1848, A.M. ; LL.B. 1853; D.M.D, 
1872; Prof. Mechan. Dentistry, Harv. 





Lat. Sch. 1846. Harv., 1855, A. M. ; D. D. Union, 
Harv., 1877; S.T.D. Oxford, 1885. 




Lat. Sch. 1847. Harv., 1855, A. M. 




Lat. Sch. 1848. Yale, 1855, A. M. 





Lat. Sch. 1846. 





Lat. Sch. 1846. Harv., 1855, A. M. 





Tale, 1848, A. M. 




A. M. Brown, 1864; died 1874. 







Harv., 1858, A. M. 1863; Prof. Lat. Washington Univ., St. 




Appointed Left office 

1858 WILLIAM NEWHALL EAYRS, . . . 1860 

Lat. Sch. 1850. Tufts, 1857. 






Lat. Sch. 1848. Harv., 1857, A. M. ; died 1867. 



Dart., 1858, A. M. ; Mayor of Boston. 




Harv., 1860, LL. B. 1864. 




Brown, 1860, A. M. 




Harv., 1860; died 1865. 




Dart., 1844. 




Bowd., 1860, A. M. 







Lat. Sch. 1854. Harv., 1863, A. M. 








From 1867 to 1874 the title of Usher was not used in the School. 

* I860 John Davis Long (pro tempore, in place of Hale,) Lieut. Gov. and Governor 
of Mass. Harv., 1857, LL. D. 1880. 



Appointed Left office 

1874 EDWARD MUSSEY HARTWELL, . . . 1877 

Lat. Sch. 1868. Amherst, 1873. 

1874 FRANK ELDRIDGE RANDALL, . . . 1877 

Lat. Sch. 1864. Harv., 1874; LL. B. Columb. 1879. 

1875 JAMES DIKE, 1877 

Bowdoin, 1869. 

1875 FRANK WILTON FREEBORN, . . . 1877 

1875 WILLIAM HENRY WHITE, .... 1877 

Amherst, 1867. 


Harv., 1874. 


Yale, 1876, A. M. 

1877 EGBERT MORSE CHESLEY, .... 1878 

Acadia, Nov. Scot. 1870; Harv., 1877. 

1877 JAMES AUGUSTUS BEATLEY, . . . 1878 

Harv., 1873. 



1871 GEORGE WINSLOW PIERCE, . . . 1872 





Left office 




Wesleyan, 1858, A. M. 1862. 

. 1878 







Amherst, 1869, A. M. 




. 1883 



. 1883 





.. . 1883 



Tufts, 1867, A. M. 

. 1882 



Harv., 1872. 

. 1881 



. 1883 | 



. 1880 



Harv., 1876. 

. 1881 




Yale, 1876. 



. 1882 



Bates, 1868, A. M. 




• • 

Harv., 1880. 


< i 


Appointed Left office 


1830 JONATHAN SNELLING, . . . . . 1847 

Died Jan. 31, 1847. 


1843 EDWARD SEAGER, 1850 

Prof. U. S. N. 


Lat. Sch. 1838. Harv., 1850, A. M. 1872. 



1873 HENRY HITCHINGS, . . . . . 1876 

1876 CHARLES ALFRED BARRY, .... 1878 




TRACHY, 1862 

Died Jan. 9, 1863 


A. M. Harv., 1872. 

1864 EDOUARD COQUARD, . 1866 

Died in 1885. 
1866 PROSPER MORAND, 1875 

Died in 1878. 


Appointed Left office 

1875 NICOLAS F. DRACOPOLIS, .... 1876 

1876 JEAN GUSTAVE KEETELS, . . . . 1877 


. . 

1874 GEORGE ADAM SCHMITT, .... 1878 

A. M. Harv., 1860. 




Brigadier General, M. V. M. 



Appointed Left office 


1713 RECOMPENSE WADSWORTH,! . . . 1713 

(possibly Lat. Sch. 1696,) Harv. 1708, A. M. ; died June 9, 

* The Latin and Greek pupils of this School were transferred to the South Grammar 
School, Oct. 20, 1789, on the report of the Committee on Schools, accepted Oct. 16 iof the 
same year. , 

f In the Catalogue of 1847, the date of Mr. Wadsworth's death is given April, 1713, but 
the Boston Transcript of Dec. 28, 1878, states that the Superintendent of Copp's Hill Bury- 
ing Ground, on the 22d of that month, in opening a tomb, discovered an old gravestone 
with the following inscription, which seems to require a change of date : 

Recompense Wadsworth, A. M. j First Master of the | Grammar Free School | at the | 
North End of Boston | Aged about 24 years | Died June the 9th 1713. 

The same article gives the following copies from the Town Records : — 

March 11, 1711-12. 
At Town Meeting 

Voted, That there be a free grammar school at the North End of Boston : and 

Voted, That Captain Thomas Hutchinson, Colonel Adams Winthrop, Mr. John Ruck, 

Captain Edmand Martyn and Mr. Samuel Greenwood be the committee relating to building 

said school house. 
Voted, that the Selectmen be requested to procure a suitable master for said school. 

March 9, 1712-13. 
Voted, That it be left with the Selectmen, and they are empowered to introduce Mr. 
Recompense Wadsworth at the North, and to allow him sixty pounds for one year. 

There would appear to have been a school in the North part of the town at a period much 
earlier than the establishment of this", for in the Hutchinson MSS. we find the following 
order of Gen. Andros, dated Boston, May 24th, 1687. 

"By his Ex'cy's command: Upon petition of Joshua Natstock, and recommendation of 
many of the inhabitants of the N. part of the town of B. I do hereby appoint the said 
Joshua to be master of the public school there and to have and enjoy such profits and bene- 
fits and advantages, as have been heretofore paid and allowed to his predecessors." 

When Andros's power ceased, the town lost no time in voting,— Records, June 24th, 1689, 
that the custom and practice of managing free schools be restored and continued. 

Snow, p. 349. 
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Appointed Left office 

1719 PELEG WISWALL,* 1767 

Harv. 1702, A. M. ; died Sept. 2, 1767, set. 84. 
April 20, Transferred to So. Grammar School, June,t 

1767$ SAMUEL HUNT, 1776 

Lat. Sch. 1753. Harv. 1765, A. M. ; died 1816. 


Harv. 1777; A. M. Dart. 1787; D. D. Harv. 1819; died 

1780 NATHAN DAVIE S, 1789 

Harv. 1759, A. M. ; died 1803. 

* Born at Dorchester. See Charlestown in the Provincial Period in the Memorial History 
of Boston. Bridgman's Copp's Hill Epitaphs, p. 111. Whitmore's do. p. 58. 

f The old Catalogue gives Nov. 8 as the date of the transfer of Mr. Hunt to the South 
Grammar School; but in his manuscript Catalogue, he himself says he was appointed 
Master of the South Grammar School in June, 1776. No record of any ceremony of induc- 
tion appears. 

Mr. Hunt states that certain pupils were admitted in October, and in November before 
Nov. 8. It seems improbable, therefore, that the School was not in session some part of 
the time between June, 1776, and Nov. 8, 1776. 

X Documents in the possession of Mr. E. S.Dixwell, show that Mr. Hunt was introduced 
into the North School April 20, 1767, instead of 1768 as given in the Catalogue of 1847. 

The address made on that occasion by the person acting for the Selectmen contains these 
words : — 

" Many plants of renown have been raised here by Master Wiswall who have done Avor- 
thily in their day both in Church and State. Therefore let his name be mentioned with 
honour ; tho' his great age and infirmities have obliged him to quit this post in which he for 
a great number of years served his town and Country with honour. The honour of suc- 
ceeding him will devolve upon you ; etc." 

As the beginning of the same address says, " Children, this house has been unimproved 
for some time, perhaps to your disadvantage," it appears that Wiswall had been too old and 
infirm some time before April, 1767, to perform the duties of teacher. The inference would 
be that he was alive in April, 1767, when Hunt was appointed, and surrendered the place to 
him ; so that, if the old Catalogue is correct in placing his death in Sept. 1767, it is possibly 
incorrect in assuming that he died in office. 

Left office 



EPHRAIM LANGDON,* . . " < . . . 1765 

Harv. 1752, A. M. 

1765 JOSIAH LANGDON,t 1766 

Harv. 1764, A. M. 


Of this School transferred to the South Grammar School with Master Hunt. 

* Joshua Loring 

* William Phillips 
*Danforth Phipps *1783 

* James Bryant 

* William Crafts 
*Ephraim Eliot *1837 

Harv. 1780, A.M. Harv. 1781. 

*John Godbold ! *Henry Roby 

* Joseph Hail *1848 I * Andrew Sigourney *1820 

Harv. 1781, A.M. *Morgan Stillman 

*Isaac Barre Hitchborn # Jonathan Stodder 

*John Hitchborn *Fortesque Yernon *1790 

* William Hoskins Harv. 1780. 

*E. Langdon, son of Dea. Josiah Langdon, of N. North ch. Boston, and Eliz. (Sexton) his 
wife. He " was for many years adjunct master of the North Latin Grammar School, when 
Mr. Wiswall, the principal, was laboring under the infii'mities of age. He was a very rigid 
disciplinarian. He had studied divinity : was a decided Socinian but was prevented from 
preaching by constitutional timidity." 

Note to Memoir of Dr. J. Eliot, Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 2d series, vol. 1, p. 228. 

f In the same article referred to in the note above, p. 230, it is stated that at the death of 
Wiswall in 1767, Josiah Langdon succeeded, but that he had no ability to govern and was 
soon dropped : that the pupils were sent for six weeks to the South Grammar School, under 
John Lovell and his son James : that then the school was put under James Lovell, but was 
in an unsettled condition for some time ; and Master Hunt was inducted into office 1768, 
and staid till the Revolution, when he was put over the South Grammar School. 

The documents recovered from Samuel Hunt's papers are at variance with some of these 
statements, and show them to be, at least in part, incorrect. Ephraim Langdon died in 

1765, and Josiah Langdon succeeded him as Usher- Our Catalogue says he left office in 

1766. The allegation in the Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections, that he "had no 
ability to govern and was soon dropped," had reference probably to the office of Usher. It 
may be true that Wiswall's age as far back as 1765 was so great as to incapacitate him from 
active service, and the school may have been under the charge of the Usher; and the 
statements about the pupils being sent to the South Grammar School, etc., may be true ; 
but if so, the facts occurred before April 20, 1767. 




(Organized in 1844.) 



1844 Benjamin Apthorp Gould, A. M. 
1860 Charles Knapp Dillaway, A. M. 
1885 Epes Sargent Dixwell, A. M. . 

Left office 




1844 Alexander Young, D. D. 

1854 George Stillman Hillard, LL. D. 

1860 Wendell Phillips, LL. B. . 

1864 Benjamin Apthorp Gould, Ph.D. 

1876 William Reynolds Dimmock, LL. D. 

1878 Edward Everett Hale, D. D. . 




1844 Samuel James Bridge, A. M 1852 

1852 Benjamin Barnard Appleton, M. D., Secretary \ . 1853 

1852 Samuel James Bridge, A. M., Treasurer, . . . 1853 

1853 Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff, M. D. . . 1874 
1875 Joseph Healy, LL. B. . . . . ... 1880 

1880 Grenville Howland Norcross, LL. B. . . 






1845 Epes Sargent Dixwell, A. M. 

1852 Francis Gardner, LL. D. . 

1876 Augustine Milton Gay, A. M. 

1877 Moses Merrill, Ph. D. 

Left office 

. 1852 
. 1876 
. 1876 


1844 Epes Sargent Dixwell, A. M. . 

1844 Edward Reynolds, M. D . . 

1844 Joshua Thomas Stevenson, A. B. 

1844 Charles Knapp Dill a way, A. M 

1844 Robert Charles Winthrop, LL. D. 

1844 George Stillman Hillard, LL. D. 

1845 Charles Sumner, LL. D. 
1845 George Edward Ellis, D. D. 
1849 Edward Everett Hale, D. D. 
1852 Epes Sargent Dixwell, A. M. 
1854 Francis Edward Parker, LL. B. 
1860 William Otis Edmands, 
1860 Henry Williamson Haynes, A. M. 
1860 David Hill Coolidge, A. M. 

1863 Chandler Robbins, D. D. . 

1864 Francis Garnett Whiston, 
1866 Francis Augustus Osborn, 

1875 Samuel Kneeland, M. D. . 

1876 John Duncan Bryant, A. B. 
1876 Arthur John Clark Sowdon, LL. B. 
1876 Henry Fitch Jenks, A. M. 
1876 Parker Cleaveland Chandler, A. M. 
1876 Grenville Howland Norcross, LL. B. 

1879 Francis Augustus Osborn, 

1880 Stephen Grant Deblois, . 
1880 Horace Elisha Scudder, A. M. . 
1880 William Gallagher, A. M. 






1881 Henry Williamson Haynes, A. M. . 





1635 *John Hull 1 

Mint Master. - 


1648 *Elisha Hutchinson 

Chief Justice of Jourt of Com- 
mon Pleas, Colonel command- 
ing the militia of the Province 
of Massachusetts Bay. *1717 

1669 *f William Brattle* 

Harv. 1680, A.M., S.T.B. 1692, 
Fellow and Treas.Harv.,F.R.S., 
Minister of Cambridge. *1717 


Harv. 1680, A.M., S.T.B. 1692, 
F.R.S., Fellow and Pros. Harv., 
Judge Supr. Court of the Prov. 
of Massachusetts Bay. *1724 

The materials for this chapter are taken from the manuscripts of 
the persons named, or their teachers, or from published biographies. 

The Committee charged with compiling this catalogue is satisfied 
that many of the following persons were pupils in the School, entering 
it about the time named; but without further information cannot say 
this certainly of any one of them. On full investigation, undoubtedly, 
many names could be added to the list, and many transferred from it 
to the list above of those who were certainly scholars. 

1635 *Henry Saltonstall 

Harv. 1642, M.D. Padua 1649, 
Fellow Oxford 1652. 

*Tobias Barnard 

Harv. 1642. 

*JoJin Wilson 

Harv. 1642, A.M., Minister of 
Dorchester and Medfield. *1691 

* Samuel Bellinp;ham 4 

Harv. 1642, M.D. Leyden. 

Governor of the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay. *1679 

* Thomas Thacher 5 

First Minister of the Old South 
Church. *1678 

1 See his diary. Hull understood Latin : — the only evidence we have that Pormort taught 
it. See Whitman's Hist, of A. and H. Art. Co. 2d ed. p. 173 ; also Hist. Cat. of Old South 
Church, p. 216. 2 s ee Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit, i. 236. 

3 See Whitman's Hist. A. and H. Art. Co. 2d edit. p. 249. 

4 Spraguc says that Samuel Danforth, whose name was placed here in the former cata- 
logue, was educated in Camhridge under the care of Rev. Thomas Shepard, and Sibley, 
(J. L.) agrees with him. Consequently the Committee feels justified in removing his 
name, and has inserted that of Samuel Bellingham, who appears as likely to have been at 
the School as the others of his Class mentioned. 

6 See Sprague's Annals, i. 126, and Rev. B. B. Wisner's History of the Old South Church. 

( 39 ) 



*f5 Cotton Mather 1 

Harv. 1678, A.M.,Fellow Harv., 
S.T.D. Glasgow 1710, F.R.S., 
Minister of the Second Church. *1728 

*f James Oliver 

Harv. 1680, A.M. *1703 

1679 *Nehemiah Walter* 

Harv. 1684, A.M., Fellow Harv., 
Minister of Roxbury. *1750 

1681 *f Baker* 

*f Benjamin Colman^ 

Harv. 1692. A.M., Fellow Harv., 
S.T.D.Glasgow 1731, First Min- 
ister of the [Manifesto] Church 
in Brattle Square. *1747 

*f Samuel Mather** 

Harv. 1690, A.M., Minister of 
Witney in Oxfordshire,England 

*t Pool 

** Prout 6 

? Samuel 

1635 *John Oliver 

Harv. 1645. *1646 

^Robert Johnson 

Harv. 1645. *1650 

* Jeremiah Holland 
Harv. 1645. 

1637 *John Birden 

Harv. 1647. 

1640 *William Stoughton 7 

Harv. 1650, A.M. Oxford, Chief 
Justice and Lieut. Gov. of the 
Province of Massachusetts Bay. *1701 

1641 * Seaborn Cotton* 

Harv. 1651, A.M., Minister of 
Hampton. *1686 

1646 *Elisha Cooke 9 

Harv. 1657, A.M. Judge of Supr. 
Court of the Province of Massa- 
chusetts Bay. *1715 

*John Woodmansey 

1647 * John Cotton 10 

Harv. 1657, A.M., Minister at 
Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and 
Charleston, S.C. *1699 

1651 * Solomon Stoddard 11 

Harv. 1662, A.M., Fellow and 
Librarian of Harv., Minister of 
Northampton. *1729 

1664 *Peter Oliver 
Harv. 1675, A.M. 

1671 * Thomas Cheever 12 

Harv. 1677, A.M., Minister of 
Maiden. *1749 

1672 ^Daniel Oliver *i73i 

1676 *John Clark 

Harv. 1687, A.M. *1728 

1679 (? or 1680) *John Willard 

Harv. 1690, A.M. 

1680 *JEbenezer Pemberton 13 

Harv. 1691, A.M., Tutor, Libr., 
Fellow Harv., Minister of the 
Old South Church. *1717 

1682 * Nathaniel Williams 

Harv. 1693, A.M.,Head Master.*1738 
*Thomas Hutchinson 1 4 *i739 

1 See Sprague's Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, i. 189. Sibley's Harv. Grad. vol. iii. 

2 See Sprague's Annals, i. 217. Preacher of Artillery Election Sermon in 1697 and 1711 ; 
see Hist. A. and H. Art. Co. 2d edit. pp. 233 and 256. 

3 Probably Alexander b. 8 Feb. 1670, perhaps William b. 12 Feb. 1676. 

4 See Sprague's Annals, i. 223. 5 Ibid. i. 152. 6 See Savage. 
7 See Sprague's Annals, i. 140. 8 See ibid. i. 29, Sibley's Harv. Graduates, vol. ii. 
9 See Knapp's Biog. Sketches, p. 273. 

io Eminent for knowledge of the Indian language. See Sprague's Annals, i. 29. 

11 Dr. Sprague says, Annals i. 172, that he was a pupil of Elijah Corlet (of Cambridge) , 
which, if true, renders his connection with our school extremely doubtful. 

12 Son of Ezekiel. See Sewall's Diary, ii. 21* ; Sprague's Annals, i. 144. 

13 See Sprague's Annals, i. 250. 1 4 Undoubtedly father of the Gov. See Sabine, i. 558. 



*f James Townsend 

Harv. 1692. *1705 

168- *Benjamin Lynde 1 

Harv. 1686, A.M., Chief Justice 

of the Supr. Court of Mass. *1745 

1686 *Samuel Sewall 2 

Bookseller. *1750-1 

1687? ** Maccarthy 3 *i688 

1688 *]John Checkley* 

Missionary to Providence, R.I. *1753 

1689 *John Barnard 5 

Harv. 1700, A.M., Minister of 
Marblehead. *1770 

*Josiah Willard 

Harv. 1698, A. M., Tutor and 
Libr. Harv., Secretary of Mass. *1756 

1696 * Joseph Sewall 6 

Harv. 1707, A.M.,Fellow Harv., 
S.T.D. Glasgow 1731, Minister 
of the Old South Church. *1769 

**Henry Cole 7 *i700 

1701-8 *Robert Ballard 8 

1684 (? or 1685) *Simon Willard 

Harv. 1695, A.M. *1712 

1685 *I>eter Thacher 9 

Harv. 1696, A.M., Minister of 
Weymouth and of New North 
Church. *1739 

1686 *Elisha Cooke 

Harv. 1697, A. M., Justice Ct. 
Com. Pleas, Suffolk Co. *1737 

# John Read 
Harv. 1697, A.M. *1749 

1687 *John Eyre 

1689 * Jonathan Belcher 10 

Harv. 1699, A. M., and N. J. 

1748, Gov. of the Provinces of 
Mass., New Hamp. and N. J. *1757 

# Oxenbridge Thacher 
Harv. 1698, A.M. *1772 

1690 * Timothy Cutler 11 

Harv. 1701, A.M., S.T.D. Ox- 
ford 1723, and Cambridge 1723, 
Minister of Stratford, Conn., 
Rector Yale. *1725 

^Richard "Willard *i697 

1692 * William Allen 

Harv. 1703, A.M. *1760 

169- ^William Willard 

1696 ^Recompense Wadsworth 

Harv. 1708, A.M., Master North 
Grammar School. *1713 

1693. Mr. Cheever and the other schoolmaster ( to be j>aid quarterly. Mr. Cheever has 
£60 per annum. Vide Money Records. 

1 "Admitted into Harv. Coll. 6 Sept. 1682, by the Rev. Increase Mather, (after his dismis- 
sion from the famous grammar master, Ezekiel Cheever.)" Record in Judge Lynde's Diary. 
See Knapp's Biog. Sketches, p. 273. Whitman's His. A. and H. Art. Co. 2d ed. p. 236. 

2 " Mond. Sept. 13, 1686. As I went in the morn I had Sam. to the Latin School, which 
is the first time. Mr. Chiever received him gladly." Sewall's Diary, i. 151. See Hist. A. 
and H. Art. Co. 2d ed. p. 266. » See Sewall's Diary, i. 226. 

4 Sprague's Annals, v. 109. 5 Ibid. i. 252, and Sewall's Diary, ii. 400, and note. 

6 July 24, 1703, " Joseph takes leave of his Master and Scholars in a short oration." * * 
Sewall's Diary, ii. 83. See further ibid. 80, 81, and 89 ; also Sprague, i. 278. Preacher of 
Artillery Election Sermon, 1714. See Hist. A. and H. Art. Co. 2d ed. p. 260 ; also Hist. 
Cat. of Old So. Ch. p. 339. 

' " Lord's day, Augt. 18. 1700 Henry Cole, Joseph's School fellow dies about 3 o'clock 
post mer. of vomiting, Flux and Fever. * * * * Henry was a forward towardly Scholar, and 
used to call Joseph every morning to goe to School." Sewall's Diary, ii. 21. 

8 In Suffolk County Probate Office is an account in which Martha Balston, late Ballard, 
charges her husband's estate for the cost of three children's education. For Robert Ballard, 
7 years' schooling of Robert at Writing School cash paid Mr. Cheever for 7 years' firing 
him at 6/ £2 2s. Though this was a free school, 6/ per an. was paid by each for fuel. 

9 Sprague, i. 266. io Hist. Cat. of the Old So. Church, pp. 312, 326. U Sprague, v. 50. 




** Mills l 

1706 * Joshua G-ee 2 

Harv. 1717, A.M., Libr. Harv., 
Minister of Second Church. *1748 

1711 *Benjarnin Larnell 3 

Indian. *1714 

1712 *Samuel Willard 4 

Harv. 1723, A.M., Minister of 
Biddeford. *1741 

1714 *Benjamin Franklin 

A.M. Harv. and Yale 1753, and 
Wm. and Mary 1755; J.U.D. 
St. Andr. 1759, J.C.D. Oxford 
1762, Pres. Penn[svlvania] ,Del. 
to Am. Cong., Min. to France. *1790 

1701 *Thomas Bulfinch 

M.D. Paris. 

*Thomas Ciishing 
Harv. 1711, A.M. *1746 

* William Cooper 5 

Harv. 1712, A.M., Minister of 
the Church in Brattle Square. *1743 

1703 * Samuel Checkley 6 

Harv. 1715, A.M., First Minis- 
ter of New South Church. *1769 

1705 *Thomas Fitch 7 *bcforei736 

*Ebenezer Gray 
Harv. 1716, A.M. 1760. *1773 

* William Welsteed* 

Harv. 1716, A.M., Tutor, Libr. 
and Fellow Harv., Minister of 
New Brick Church. *1753 

1706 *John Clark 

# Ri chard Willard 

1708 * Nathaniel Henchman 
Harv. 1717, A.M. *1761 

1709 * Thomas Smith 9 

Harv. 1720, A.M., First Minis- 
ter of Portland, Me. *1795 

1710 *Ebenezer Turell™ 

Harv. 1721, A.M., Minister of 
Medford. *1778 

1711 *John Lowell 1 1 

Harv. 1721, A.M., Minister of 



^Edmund Quincy 
Harv. 1722, A.M. 

^Daniel Oliver 
Harv. 1722, A.M. 

1710-20 * Joseph Torry™ 

Harv. 1728, A.M., Minister and 
Physician of S. Kingston, R.I. *1792 



1 Sewall's Diary, ii. 21. 2 Sprague's Annals, i. 312. See also note following. 

3 " 1710-11. Jan'y 20. Benj. Larnell comes to my house at 3 or 4 p. m. with a letter from 
Mr. Eawson." * * "22. Mr. Williams comes and examines Benjamin Larnell, and likes 
him. 25. I goe with him to School. 1712. Aug. 27. Benj. Larnell kick'd Joshua Gee. 28. I 
went to his Father and ask'd his pardon. Dec. 19. Benj. Larncll's Books and Bedding are 
carried to Cambridge. 20. He visits the School, presents his Master, Sub-Master and the 
Scholars, each a copy of verses. I added two to the last. 1714. July 17. Benj. Larnell 
apears to have a Fever by being delirious : Mr. Oakes was not apprehensive of it, & came 

not to enquire how his Purge wrought Lord's Day, 18. I put up a Note. Mr. 

Pemberton prays expressly and largely for him. 20. My son comes to our house and prays 
for Larnell in his Mother's Bed-chamber ; J, his Mother, and sister Hanah present. Judith 
was gone to her Brother's to sojourn, her Mother hastening her away because of LarheH's 
sickness. 22. Midweek. Benj. Larnell expired last night about Midnight. Was delirious 

to the last as far as I can perceive. I left him about 11. Buried this day Is laid in 

the New Burying Place. The note that I put up at Lecture was ' Prayers are desired that 
God would graciously grant a suitable Improvement of the Death of Benjn. Larnell, Student 
of Harvard College.' I spake to Mr. Wadsworth of his death, betime in the Morning. He 
pray'd very well about this article." — Sewall's Diary, ii. 297, 362, 369; iii. 10, 11, et seq. A 
note of the Editors says that Larnell ' was an Indian young man in whom Sewall took such 
an interest as to provide for his education and to send him to Harvard College ; but he 
proved a failure, and died early in his course.' ii. 428, note. 4 Sprague's Annals, ii. 23. 

5 lb. i. 288. 6 lb. 313, note. \ Sewall's Diary, ii. 411, note. b. 21 Sept. 1697. 

8 Sprague's Annals, i. 373, note. & lb. i. 326. 10 lb. ii. 73, note. Autocrat of 

Breakfast Table. n Sprague's Annals, i. 338. 12 Updyke's Hist. Narr. Ch. 



*Benjamin Gibson 1 

Harv. 1719, A.M. *1723 

1715 * Joseph. Green 2 

Harv. 1726, A.M. 


1712 ^Stephen Greenleaf 

Harv. 1723, A.M.,and Yale 1750, 
Sheriff of Suffolk County, Mass. *1795 

* Charles Chauncy 3 

Harv. 1721, A.M., S.T.D. Edin- 
burgh 1742, Minister of First 
Church. *1787 

*Middlecott Cooke 

Harv. 1723, A.M. *1771 

^Samuel Hirst 

Harv. 1723. *1727 

* Samuel Mather^ 

Harv. 1723, A.M., and Yale 
1724, and Glasgow 1731, S.T.D. 
Harv. 1736, Minister of Second 
Church. *1785 

*Ebenezer Pemberton h 
Harv. 1721, S.T.D. Coll. of New 
Jersev 1770, Minister of the 
Old North Church. *1777 

1713 ^Andrew Belcher 

Harv. 1724. *1771 

*Jbhn Martyn 

Harv. 1724, A.M. 1743. *1767 

* Andrew Oliver 6 

Harv. 1724, A.M., Lieut. Gov. 

of theProv. of Massachusetts. *1774 

1714 *Mather JByles 7 

Harv. 1725, A.M., S.T.D. Aber- 
deen 1765, Minister of Hollis St. *1788 

* Jeremiah Gridley 
Harv. 1725, A.M., Usher. 


^Samuel Freeman 

Harv. 1725. *1728 

1716 *Thomas Hutchinson 8 

Harv v 1727, A.M., J.C.D. Ox- 
ford 1776, Chief Justice, Lieut. 
Gov. and Gov. of the Province 
of Massachusetts. *1780 

1717 # Jonathan Belcher 

Harv. 1728, A.M., and Camb. 
1733, and Coll. of N. J., and 
Dublin 1756, Chief Justice and 
Lieut. Governor of the Prov. 
of Nova Scotia. *1776 


Harv. 1728, A.M., Usher, Head 
Master. *1778 

1718 ^Richard Clarke io 

Harv. 1729, A.M., Merchant. *1795 
* Richard Gridley 1 1 *i796 

1719 *Peter Oliver 

Harv. 1730, A.M., J.C.D. Ox- 
ford 1776, Chief Justice of the 
Prov. of Massachusetts Bay. *1791 

1721 *John Winthrop 

Harv. 1732, A.M., LL.D. 1773, 
and Edin. 1771, Hollis Prof, of 

Mathematics, Harv. 

*John Yassall 
Harv. 1732, A.M. 
*Jbhn Cutler 

Harv. 1732, A.M. 

*David Jeffries 
Harv. 1732, A.M. 





1 1714. Benj. Gibson was Class Valedictorian, and his valedictory is in the possession of 
the Massachusetts Historical Society. 2 See Allibone's Dictionary. 

8 Preacher of Artillery Election Sermon 1709. Hist. A. and H. Art. Co. 2d edit. p. 253. 

4 Sprague's Annals, i. 371 ; Robbins's Hist, of the Second Church ; Sabine, i. 496. 

6 Sprague's Annals, i. 336. Preacher of Artillery Election Sermon 1734. See Hist. A. 
and II. Art. Co. 2d edit. p. 287 ; also Hist. Catal. of Old South Church, p. 332. 

6 Sabine, ii. 135. 7 Sprague's Annals, i. 376 ; Sabine, i. 281. 

8 See his Life and Letters by Peter Orlando Hutchinson. 

» Loving (Hundred Boston Orators) says positively that Lovell was a pupil, but there is 
no other authority. io See Life of John Singleton Copley, &c, by A. T. Perkins, p. 44. 

H General at Louisburg and Quebec. Chief Engineer and Commander of Artillery of 
the Colonial Army. Commissioned Maj. General by the Provincial Congress, September, 
1775. Laid out the works on Bunker's Hill, and planned the fortifications around Boston. 


1722 *f Jacob Wendell 

1723 *John Hunt 

Harv. 1733, A.M. *1753 

Harv. 1734, A.M. *1784 

# James Pemberton 1 

♦Nathaniel Perkins 

Harv. 1732, A.M., Merchant. 

Harv. 1734, A.M. *1799 

*John Ellery 

♦Nathaniel Bethune 

Harv. 1732, A.M. *1746 

Harv. 1734, A.M. *1771 

* James Morris 1 

* Ellis Gray* 

Harv. 1732, Sea Captain. 

Harv. 1734, A. M. Minister of 

* Joseph Gardner 

the New Brick Church. *1753 

Harv. 1732, A.M., Minister at 

♦John Steuakt 4 

Newport. ' *1806 

Harv. 1734, A.M., Bart. 

* Joseph Seacomb 

♦ William Gibbs 

1722 *William Vassall 

Harv. 1734, A.M., Minister of 

Simsbury, Conn. *1777 

Harv. 1733, A.M. 1743. *1800 

* Samuel Sewall 

♦Thomas Bole 

Harv. 1733, A.M. *1771 

♦William Rand 

^Nathaniel Oliver 

♦Richard Rand 

Harv. 1733, A. M. *1769 

Harv. 1734. *1736 

*Samuel Gerrish 2 

♦Samuel Holbrook 

Harv. 1733, A.M. 

Harv. 1734, A.M. *1766 

♦William Tyler 

♦Nicholas Boylston 5 *1771 

Harv. 1733, A.M. *1741 

1724 *Jbhn JBallantine 

^Samuel Tyley 1 

Harv. 1735, A.M., Minister of 

Harv. 1733, A.M., Lawyer. 

Westfield. *1776 

*Thomas Turner 

♦Ezekiel Lewis 

1723 *Elisha Hutcliinson 

Harv. 1735, A.M. *1778 

Harv. 1734, A.M. *1739 

♦William Bowdoin 

♦Timothy Cutler 

Harv. 1735, A.M. *1773 

Harv. 1734, A.M. *1739 

♦Sylvester Gardiner 6 

M.D. *1786 

*Jbhn Walley 
Harv. 1734, A.M., Minister of 

♦William Foye 

Ipswich and Bolton. *1784 

Harv. 1735, A.M. *1771 

♦Samuel Steele 

♦ Anthony Davis 

?Yale 1737, A.M. Harv. 1743. *1762 

Harv. 1735, A.M., and Yale 1737. 

1 Died before 1758. 

2 Said to have been a merchant in Boston a 

ad Register of Deeds. Died before 1751. 

3 Sprague's Annals, i. 373, note. 

4 Died before 1761. 

5 His portrait, by Copley, is at Harvard Co 

liege, in which he founded the Boylston Pro- 

fessorship of Rhetoric and Oratory. 

See Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 38. 

6 Born R. I. 1717. Studied medicine in Lo 

ndon and Paris, and practiced in Boston. A 

warden of King's Chapel. Founder of Gar 

iiner, Maine. See Sabine's American Loy- 

alists, and Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 56. 



1724 *John Hunt 

Harv. 1734, A.M. *1777 

1726 *| Andrew Eliot 1 

Harv. 1737, A.M., S.T.D. Edin- 
burgh 1767,FellowHarv., Pastor 
New North Church, Boston. *1778 

1728-1735 *tNathaniel Gard- 

Harv., 1739, A.M., Usher. *1760 

*f Woodbury Osborne 2 

Harv. 1739, A.M. 

*t Willard 3 

*t William Vinal 

Harv. 1739, A.M. *1781 

*|Adam Colson 

Harv. 1739, A.M. *1755 

^William Woodberry 

*Ebenezer Bridge 

Harv. 1735, A.M. 

^Richard Pateshall 
Harv. 1735, A.M. 


Harv. 1736, A.M., Minister 


*Powning Bridgham 
Harv. 1736, A.M., 



*Edward Durant 

Harv. 1735, A.M. 1748. 


*Jbsiah Brown 6 

Harv. 1736, A.M., Physician. 

* Solomon Townsend 

1726 ^Robert Bridge 

Harv. 1735, A.M. 
* Samuel Burnell 4 


^Thomas Granger 

Harv. 1735, A.M. 

*Elias Parkman 

1725 # Francis Hutchinson 

Harv. 1737, A.M. 


Harv. 1736, A.M. 


# Joseph Deming 

* Jeremiah Wheelwrig 
Harv. 1736, A.M. 



Harv. 1737. 
1727 *Henry Sewall 


^Edward Archibald 
Harv. 1736, A.M. 

# Henry Downe 5 
Harv. 1736. 

# James Halsey 

Harv. 1737. 


Harv. 1738, A.M. 

^Oxenbridge Thacher 
Harv. 1738, A.M., Lawyer. 

* Samuel Watts 
Harv. 1738, A.M., 1742. 

^William Cooper 7 





*Grant Webster 

*William Downe 

Harv. 1736, A.M. 


Harv. 1738, A.M. 


*John Durt 

*Andrevi Tyler 

Harv. 1736, A.M., Minister of 
Bristol, B.I. *1775 

Harv. 1738, A.M., Minister 


i Sprague's Annals, i. 417. Hist. Cat. of Old So. Church, p. 319. 2 Died before 1751. 

3 Probably either William, son of Secretary Josiah, born Nov. 3, 1719, or his other son, 
Daniel, born Dec. 16, 1720. The former was of infirm health from early life, and did not 
graduate ; the latter became a merchant, and died 1745. 

4 Died before 1758. 5 Died beiore 1791. 6 Died before 1748. 

< Probably the Town Clerk of Boston, who was a son of Dr. Cooper, and held the office 
for forty-nine years. 



*f Richard Salter' 1 

Harv. 1739, A.M., S.T.D. Yale 

1782, Minister of Mansfield, Ct. *1787 

*t Steel 2 

? Thomas 
Harv. 1730, A.M. 1734. *1776 

1729-1736 *f William Burnet 

Harv. 1741. *1755 

■*f John Mascarene 3 

Harv. 1741, A.M., and Yale 
1754. *1799 

*fSAMTTEL Adams 4 

Harv. 1740, A.M., LL.D. 1792, 
Lieut. Gov. and Gov. of Massa- 
chusetts, and Del. in American 



fGeorge Bethune 5 

Harv. 1740, A.M. *1785 

*f John Gibbins 

Harv. 1740, A.M. *1743 

*|Thomas Prince 

Harv. 1740, A.M. *1748 

*fSamuel Downe 

Harv. 1740, A.M. *1784 

*f Samuel Langdon^ 

Harv. 1740, S.T.D., Aberdeen 
1762, Pres. Harv. *1797 

1730-1737 ^EdwardWinslow 

Harv. 1741, A.M.; Missionary 
at Stratford, Conn., and Brain- 
tree. *1780 


Rolf e ^ 

*fTimothy Prout 8 

Harv. 1741, A.M. 

1731-1738 *fSamuel Pember- 

Harv. 1742, A.M. *1779 

*fNathaniel Hatch 

Harv. 1742, A.M., Clerk of 
Courts. *1780 

*fBenjamin Brandon 

Harv. 1742, A.M. *1755 

*t Samuel Auchmuty 

Harv. 1742, A.M. 1746, S.T.D. 
Oxford 1766, and Colum. 1767, 
Governor Columbia, Rector 
Trinity Church, N.Y. *1777 

♦fHarper Hall 9 

Harv. 1742. 

*t William Rand 10 

Harv. 1742, A.M. 

*t Stodard 

*t Vanhorn 

*John Checkley 11 

Harv. 1738, A.M. Appointed 
Missionary to Newark, N.J. *1743 

* Jonathan Uelyer 12 

Harv. 1738, A.M., Minister at 
Newport. *1745 

1728 ^Samuel Greenwood 13 

Harv. 1739, A.M. 

*Edward Brattle Oliver 
Harv. 1739, A.M. *1797 

^Richard Watts 

Harv. 1739, A.M. 

1730 *DavidPhipps l4 = 


1730-1737 * Joseph Waldo 

Harv. 1741, A.M. *1816 

* Joseph Roberts 1 5 

Harv. 1741, A.M. Minister of 
Leicester. *1811 

1 See Sprague's Annals, i. 421. 

2 Perhaps Samuel b. 13 Apr. 1721, or John b. 24 Nov. 1720, or his older brother Allen b. 
3 April, 1719. 3 See Harvard Register, vol. i. p. 293. 

4 See Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 28 ; also Biog. by J. T. Hosmer in Amer. Statesman 
Series. 5 See Sabine, i. 227. 6 Sprague's Annals, i. 455. 

7 Perhaps Benjamin b. 2 Dec. 1721, or Francis his bro. b. 18 Jan. 1723. 

8 Merchant and loyalist, and was alive in 1782. 9 Died before 1764. 
io Died before 1791. " Sprague's Annals, v. 110. 12 Ibid. i. 350. 

13 Private Secretary of Gov. Belcher. Died before 1776. 

14 See Curwen, p. 624. 15 Sprague's Annals, i. 419, note. 



1732-1739 *f Samuel Cooper 1 

Harv. 1743, A.M. and Yale 1750, 
S.T.D. Edin. 1767, FellowHarv., 
Vice Pres. of Am. Acad., Min- 
ister of the Church in Brattle 
Square. *1783 


f Samuel Checkley 2 

Minister of 

Harv. 1743, A.M 
the Second Church. 

*t Royall Tyler 

Harv. 1743, A.M., and 








f Samuel Fayerweatlier^ 

Harv. 1743, A.M. Yale 1753, 
and Oxford 1756, and Columbia, 
1758, and Cambr. Eng. Minis- 
ter at Newport, R.I., and Win- 
yaw, S, C, and missionary at 
Narragansett, R.I. *1781 

1733-1740 *f Nathaniel Coffin* 

Harv. 1744, A.M., and Yale 
1750, Cashier of Customs. *1780 

*|Thomas Cushing 

Harv. 1744, A.M., and Yale 
1750, LL.D. 1785, Fellow Harv., 
Speaker House Repr. of Mass. 
1766-1774, Member Prov. and 
Cont. Cong., Pres. Senate Of 
Mass. 1780, Lieut. Gov. of Mass.*1788 

*f John Vanhorn 

Harv. 1744. 



*t Andrew Letchmere 


1 Sprague's Annals, i. 440 ; Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 45. 

2 Sprague's Annals, i. 313, note. 

3 Ibid. v. 506, note, and Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 53 ; Sabine, i. 419. b. 2 Feb. 1824. 
i See Sabine's American Loyalists. 

%* The names of the last six classes are here placed in the order in which 
they stood upon the School records at the times when these scholars left. 



This chapter, as stated in the edition of 1847, was originally made 
up from the manuscript Catalogue of Master Lovell, written out by- 
Master James Lovell, which was very imperfect, giving in most in- 
stances only the surnames of the boys. Many names were supplied 
in that Catalogue, (as is stated in its preface,) from the memory of 
gentlemen then living, who had been pupils of the School. In pre- 
paring the present edition, the Committee has consulted such gen- 
ealogical publications as are now accessible, most of them compiled 
since 1847, which give the history of families represented here by 
surnames only. The result has not been as great as was expected 
or hoped; but a few names have been ascertained of boys whose 
connection with the School is undoubted. These names have been 
inserted in the text, with references to the sources whence they have 
been derived. Sabine's Annals of the Loyalists of the American 
Revolution have furnished a few more names, some of which seem 
])robable, and one or two certain pupils. 

The Records of Births in the Town of Boston, between the years 
1T20 and 1780, have been examined carefully, and some names ascer- 
tained beyond question; while in other cases the names of two or 
more boys have been found who were of suitable age to have en- 
tered the School at the time their names aj)pear on the list. Of 
these last, all the names have been given, in the hope that, in 
some instances, there may be relatives still living, who, from their 
knowledge or family papers, can give us authentic information, that 
such boys either could not have gone to the School, or undoubtedly 
did go. It will be as valuable to the Committee to know certainly 
that a boy did not go to the School, so that his name can be stricken 
out, as that he did go, so that it can be retained, since such elimina- 
tion renders it more probable that the boy left was the pupil of the 

It was impossible for the Committee to make an exhaustive exam- 
nation of the list of deaths; so that it is possible, in cases where 
more than one name has been given to supply a vacancy, that one 
of the boys may have died in infancy, and so could not have entered 



the School in the year supposed ; information of that fact in relation 
to any one, by again increasing the possibility of elimination, would 
add to the certainty in regard to those left. 

The rule adopted by the Committee has been, that any boy who by 
the Town Records was about nine years of age, or in his ninth year, 
at the time the name appears on the Catalogue, is probably the boy 
who entered, and the Christian name found in the Records is accord- 
ingly given in the text, with a query (?), and the date of his birth in 
a foot note. When the boy is found to have been a year or two 
older or younger at that time, he is regarded as possibly a pupil of 
the School, and his Christian name is given, with a ? and $ (? ±) ; 
where there are two or three names, either of which might be the 
boy, the most probable name is given in the text, with a ? and $, 
and the other names in a foot note. 

The Committee feels justified in this decision, because it is found 
by Mr. Hunt's Catalogue, where he puts down in many cases the ages 
of the boys on entering, that they sometimes entered the School 
when only five years old, while in others they were even fifteen or 

Whenever a boy appears to have been born in Boston about nine 
years or less before the name appears on our Catalogue with the 
surname only, and about ten years later the same name appears 
in the Harvard or Yale Catalogues, with a Christian name corre- 
sponding with that on the Town Records of Birth, the Committee 
has had no hesitation in deciding that that name should be inserted 
in our lists as undoubtedly our boy. Whenever there is evidence 
that one brother was a member of the School, the Committee has, in 
cases of doubt, given the presumption of probability to other mem- 
bers of the same family, who appear to have been of fit age to 
precede or follow him. 

The spelling of the Records is so uncertain, the surnames of chil- 
dren of the same family often being spelled differently, as Simbert 
and Smibert, Collins and Collens, that the Committee has felt justi- 
fied in disregarding the spelling when the name appears the same, 
and the age is plainly suitable, particularly when there were older or 
younger brothers in the School of ages corresponding to those given 
in the Records. 

That the list thus made up is not perfect, and that many names 
are still wanting, and are now likely to remain so forever, seems to 
the (Jommittee capable of explanation in part by the very imperfect 
condition of the Town Records of Birth during the years named, 
and/ particularly after 1744, some families being only inserted in part, 
and/ many births omitted altogether ; and in part by supposing that 
some of the boys may have been born out of Boston (in which case 
it Icould not be expected that their names would be found on its 
Records), and moved into town with their parents before or about 
thje time their names first appear. 

[The Committee hopes the publication of these names of possible 
pjipils will stimulate the activity of those interested in genealogical 
pursuits to furnish them information, wherever it is now possible to 



supply it, so that in the next edition of the Catalogue some of 
the names now marked probable may be made certain. Each year 
decreases the opportunity for making these corrections, and whatever 
is not done now, will probably never be accomplished. 

The names of these boys are not arranged, as in the Harvard Cata- 
logue, according to the social position of their j)arents, but according 
to the order in which they presented themselves at Lovell's house for 
examination. This Ave learn from a letter written by Hon. Harrison 
Gray Otis (see page viii, Preface), as well as from the position in 
which the name of the son of Sir William Pepperrell stands in the 
Class of 1737. 


*fBowDOiN, James 1 

Haw. 1745, A.M., and Yale 
1750, LL.D. Harv. 1783, and 
Edinb. 1785, Fellow Harv., Pres. 
Am. Acad., F.R.S., Pres. of 
Mass. Constitutional Conven- 
tion, Gov. of Mass. *1790 

*t Welles, Arnold 

Harv. 1745, A.M. *1802 

*Winslow, John? 2 
* Waldo, Samuel 3 

Harv. 1743, A.M. *1770 

*Martin, Thomas ?t 4 
*Martin, John? J 4 




*Boutineau, Isaac? 5 

*Fay erweather, Jonathan ? 6 

*Hall, Joseph? 7 

*Hall, Nathaniel? 7 

* Cunningham, Nathaniel ?J 8 

*Gray, Joseph? 9 *iso3 

*Davis, William 

Harv. 1745, A.M. *1812 

*Downe, Thomas 

Harv. 1745, A.M. *1809 

*Mason, David? 10 

1 See Perkins's Life of Copley, pp. 37, 125. 

2 b. 25 Mar. 1724. Perhaps the same as Winslow, 1730-37. 

3 Sabine's American Loyalists, ii. 391. 

4 These two brothers, T., b. 5 Feb. 1726 ; J., b. 10 May, 1728, appear in the Town Records 
as Marten. It seems possible that they belong here, though somewhat doubtful. \ 

5 b. 23 June, 1726 ; see Savage. Perhaps, however, James ; see Sabine. \ 

6 Jonathan Fayerweather, b. 9 Mar. 1722, had a brother Samuel, whom we suppose to 
have been ours of 1732-9, unless J. should be there and S. here, as he appears fron\j. the 
records of First Church baptisms to have been the younger. See also Class of 1736. 

' J., b. 11 July, 1725; N., b. 16 Oct. 1727. Can one of these, however, be James, C\apt. 
of the Dartmouth, which brought the tea 28 Nov. 1773 ? See Sabine. 

8 b. 10 Apr. 1725. See Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1873-5, p. 413 ; or John, b. 8 Feb. 17)27. 
Possibly Archibald, *1820. See Sabine. 

9 Sabine, i. 4S9. See Class of 1743. Perhaps Nicholas, b. 26 Mar. 1725, or Benjamjin, 
b. 28 Mar. 1726. 10 b. 19 Mar. 17f26. 



*Phillips, John 1 

Harv. 1745, A.M. 

*Mason, Jonathan? 2 

* Jenkins 

*Quincey, Edmund 

*Leverett, John? 3 *1777 

*Checkley, Richard 19 *i74i 

*Jarvis, Elias? 4 

*Draper, Richard? 5 *i774 

* Linton, John? 6 

*Price, Benjamin? J 7 


*B alien tine, William? 8 

*Fitch, Samuel? 9 

Yale 1742. *1784 

*Eayres, William? 10 
*Eayres, John? 10 
*Banks, William ?$ 11 

*Gerrish, Joseph ?f 12 


* Welles, Samuel ? ls 

Harv. 1744. *1799 

-Hunter, William? 14 


*Harwood, Thomas? 15 


*Martin, Samuel ?J 16 

*Calef, Samuel? 17 


*tBulfinch, Thomas 

Harv. 1746, A.M., M.D. 1790, 
and Edinb. 1757. *1802 

*Bethune, Henry 
*Fayerweather, Benjamin 18 

1 Died before 1800. John, who may be this one, was baptized at Church in Brattle Square 
4 Dec. 1726. 2 b. 16 May, 1725. 

3 Of this there can be little doubt. He was son of Knight, and born 1727. See Leverett 
Memorial, pp. 153 and 154. 

4 b. 23 July, 1724 ; but he may be Robert, mariner, mentioned by Sabine. 

5 Printer of the News Letter and Mass. Gazette, see Sabine ; probably the Richard bapt. 
at Ch. in Br. Sq. 26 Feb. 1727 ; or Nathaniel, Yale 1745 ? H.l Aug. 1726. 

7 b. 14 May, 1727. See Class of 1736 ; but perhaps Samuel, bapt. First Church, 25 Oct. 
1724. 8 b. 19 Oct. 1724. 

9 Sabine, i. 425 ; but perhaps Timothy, b. 23 Oct. 1725, Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 55 ; 
or Thomas, b. 12 Jan. 1726, who is no doubt the Thomas bapt. at Ch. in Br. Sq. 15 Jan. 1727. 
(The year is probably intended to be the same, and the difference owing to the copy of one 
set of records being made according to Old Style, and the other having been changed to 
correspond to New Style.) Or Benjamin, b. 9 Feb. 1727. 

io Four brothers of this name were bapt. at the Old South Church between 1723 and 
1727. Moses, 14 July, 1723 ; William, 7 Feb. 1725-6 ; John, 27 Nov. 1726, and Solomon, 
11 Feb. 1727-8, of whom we have inserted the two most likely to have been our boys. 

11 b. 4 Apr. 1723 ; or Thomas, bapt. at Old So. 8 May, 1726. 

i 2 b. 25 Oct. 1723. He had a brother John, whom we suppose ours of 1737. 

13 b. 5 Mar. 1721. Hist, of Welles family by Albert Wells, p. 117 ; also Savage. 

M See Sabine. 15 b. 24 Dec. 1726. 

i* b. 10 June, 1726 ; or William, see Sabine ; or John, bapt. at Old So. 21 July, 1724. 

17 b. 4 Nov. 1724. lie had a younger brother, Robert, whom we suppose ours of 1740. 

is His birth is not on Town Records, but he was bapt. at Ch. in Brattle Sq. 28 May, 1726. 

1 9 See his Father's Sermon, 25.2.4 Library Am. Ant. Society. 



*Holyoke, Samuel 
*Goffe, Dixi? 1 
*tCushing, Edward 


Harv. 1746, A.M. 

* Bridge, Matthew 2 

Harv. 1741, Minister at Fram- 
ingham. First Chaplain of Rev- 
olutionary Army. *1775 

*Plaisted, Williams 
*Paddock, Adino 4 

Col. Mass. Militia and Capt. 
British Army. *1804 

*Paddock, John *i746 

*Rand, John 

Harv. 1748, A.M., Libr. Harv., 
Minister of Lyndeborough,N.H.*1805 

*Sale, John?s 
*Bromfield, Edward 6 

Harv. 1742. 

*Quincey, Henry 7 
*Coffin, Charles 8 
*Coffin, Samuel? 9 


*Letchmere, Richard 10 

*Calef, John?n 



*Legge, Samuel? 12 

*Torrey, William ?^ 3 . 

*Torrey, Samuel?! 13 

*Royal, Jacob? 14 


*Peirce, Samuel ?J 15 



*Gordon, William 
*Sutten, William? 16 
*fHurd, John 

Harv. 1747, A.M., and Dart. 

1773. *1809 

*Hall, Pitts 17 

Harv. 1747, A.M. 

1 b. 22 June, 1725 ; bapt. at Old South. He had a brother Francis, whom we suppose the 
same as ours of 1739. 

2 Stood by Washington when he took command of the army at Cambridge, 3 July, 1775. 

3 Probably the William bapt. at Church in Brattle Square, 12 Mar. 1727. 

4 Sabine, ii. 140. Said to have planted the Paddock Elms, but a writer in the Boston 
Transcript of 11 Feb. 1878, says they were planted by Gilbert Deblois, father of our boys 
of 1763-6-8, who lived at the head of Bromfield's lane ; and Mr. Paddock's name was 
affixed to them on the strength of a newspaper notice signed by him, offering a reward for 
the discovery of the author of a mutilation of one. 

5 b. 3 Mar. 1727 ; bapt. at First Church 10 Mar. 1728. For the difference of the year, 
see note under Class of 1734 on Fitch. 

6 See Allen's Amer. Biog. Diet. There is a portrait of him at Harvard, Mass., owned 
by H. B. Pearson. t bapt. at Ch. in Br. Sq. 22 Jan. 1727. » b. 13 May, 1727. 

9 b. 1725 ; N. E. H. G. Beg. xxv., Jan. 1871. See also Classes of 1733 and 1738. 

io bapt. at King's Chapel, 9 Apr. 1727. U See Sabine. 

12 Legg (sic) ; bapt. First Ch. 1 Sept. 1723. 

13 Brothers. W., b. 7 June, bapt. First Ch. 15 June, 1729 ; S., b. 15 June, 1730. 

14 b. 26 Jan. 1726 ; but perhaps Eliah, b. 28 Feb. 1724. 

15 Spelled Pearse on the Town Becords, and so extremely doubtful ; b. 9 Nov. 1727 ; or 
Thomas, bapt. Second Ch. 18 July, 1725. 

ic Spelled Sutton on Town Becords, and so doubtful ; b. 26 Nov. 1727. 

17 Died before 1758. 



*Simpson, Thomas? 1 
*Peck, John? 2 
*Amory, Thomas? 3 

Harv. 1741. 





*Fayerweather, William? 4 

*Davis, Benjamin 5 



*WeUs, Arnold ?« 

Harv. 1745. 



*Pemberton, Thomas? 7 

*fErving, John 8 

Harv. 1747, A.M. 

*Fullerton, William? 9 
*Russell, Benjamin ?J 10 
♦Russell, John?:}: 11 




1 b. 1 Nov. 1727 ; but perhaps John, b. 8 Mar. 1729 ; or Andrew, bapt. at Church in Br. 
Sq. 14 Apr. 1728. n - Undoubtedly ; b. 12 June, 1725. 

3 Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 30. Bridgrnan's Pilgrims of Boston, etc., p. 68, where 
bis name is given as Thomas Fisher. He lived in the house erected by Governor 
Belcher, at the corner of what are now Washington and Hollis streets. The house and his 
library, which for the time was valuable, were burnt three years after his death in the great 
fire of 1787. He was chairman of the Committee sent towards the close of the Siege of 
Boston in March, 1776, at the request of the Selectmen and with the sanction of Gen. 
Howe, to propose to Gen. Washington an agreement, that if the British troops were allowed 
to evacuate the place unmolested, Boston should be left uninjured. Some exception was 
taken by Washington to the communication as not coming from the General in command ; 
but it was understood between them that this should be as proposed. See Sabine, i. 161. 

4 b. 28 Sept. 1728. A brother of Samuel and also of Jonathan, whom we suppose ours 
of 1732 and '4, q. v. The records of the First Ch. say he was baptized 22 Sept. 1728. A 
similar discrepancy between the records occurs in the case of Jonathan (1734), and will 
be noticed in one or two other instances farther on. It is impossible to decide which 
is correct, but they can be reconciled by assuming that the record of birth is probably 
right, that the baptism took place, as was usual, on the Sunday following the birth, and 
was recorded subsequently and by some accident the distinction between baptisms on suc- 
cessive Sundays was not made by the party recording them, or if made was overlooked 
by the copyist, since in nearly every case as in this, a change of a week in the date would 
make all right, by bringing the baptism on the day following the birth, or within one or 
two days after. 

5 b. 1729 ; see Sabine, i. 360. 

The Welles of 1734, to which the name Arnold has been attached, should be a blank 
if this is correct,— and it is very likely to be if Samuel is rightly inserted against the other 
Welles there, as Samuel was an older brother of Arnold. This name should in that case be 
spelled Welles ; and it is not unlikely that the same name in 1739, q. v. refers to the same 
boy and is repeated, perhaps from his having left and re-entered, or through some accident ; 
but this may perhaps be John Wells, bapt. at King's Chapel, 8 Dec. 1727. 

1 b. 8 Nov. 1728. See Allen's Diet, of Amer. Biog. 8 Sabine, i. 406. 
9 On Town Records spelled Fullarton, b. 30 Nov. 1727; but the records of the Church 

in Brattle Sq. give the baptism of William Fullerton, 3 Dec. 1727, so there is probably no 
doubt the same person is intended in both cases, and that our spelling is correct. 

io b. 16 Sept. 1728; but perhaps Ezekiel, bapt. First Ch. 27 Mar. 1726. 

" b. 5 Dec. 1730; but perhaps Samuel, bapt. First Ch. 1 May, 1726. 





Copeland, Ephraim? 1 

♦Taylor, Richard?:}: 2 
♦Coffin, William? 3 


♦Waldo, Francis 4 

Harv. 1747, A.M. 

♦Stevens, Benjamin ? 5 
■"Stevens, Ebenezer? 5 
♦Carter, John ?J 6 
♦Price, Ezekiel?$ T 
*^Darby, Jonathan 

Harv. 1747, A.M., and Yale 

♦Newton, John? J 8 
♦Foster, John? 9 
♦Gerrish, Benjamin? 10 


♦Overing, Robert Loftus? 11 


♦Hewes, Samuel 
♦Bonvotte, Peter 


♦Tyler, Joseph 

♦f Adams, Joseph 12 

Harv. 1748, A.M. 

♦Oliver, James 

♦Davis, Edward 

♦Griggs, Jacob 

♦Simpson, John 


♦|6 Storer, Ebenezer 13 

Harv. 1747, A.M., and Yale 
1750, Treas. Harv. 

♦Craddock, George 14 
♦fChanncey, Charles 

Harv. 1748, A.M. *1809 

♦Sewall, Jonathan? 15 

Harv. 1748, A.M., Att'y Gcn'l 
of Mass., Judge of Admiralty 
New Brunswick. 

♦Burbeen, John 
♦Borland, John 16 

♦Gerrish, John? 17 


♦Shirley, Thomas 




1 b. 5 Feb. 1726. 2 b. 31 Mar. 1724. 

3 Sabine, i. 326. b. Apr. 1723. But perhaps he should be above, in the Class of 1735. 

4 Sabine, ii. 390. 

5 Twin brothers ; b. 21 Oct. 1726. 

6 b. 29 July, 1728 ; but perhaps Josiah, b. 29 Aug. bapt. First Ch. 1 Sept. 1725. 

7 b. 9 Sept. 1727. See Class of 1734, where this one may belong ; and the one given there 
should perhaps be transferred here. 8 b. 5 June, 1724. 

9 b. 21 Jan. 1728-9; see Class of 1737. Perhaps Edward, *1786; see Sabine, i. 432; or 
Joshua, b. 16 Feb. bapt. Old South as Josiah, 18 Feb. 1727-8. 

io See Class of 1737. Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 62. 

H bapt. King's Chapel, 22 Sept. 1727. Bobert Auchmuty, father of our boys of 1740 
and 41, appears by his will to have had a daughter older than they, who married an 
Overing. Perhaps this is her husband, more probably so than her son. 

1 2 Died before 1761 ; perhaps cousin of John Adams. See John Adams's Works, ii. 283. 

13 Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 110. " bapt. King's Chapel, 23 Aug. 1728. 

15 Sabine ii. 275 ; Allen, ad nom., Drake's Diet, of Amer. Biography, and Proceedings 
Mass. Hist. Soc. 1873-5, p. 416. bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 31 Aug. 1729. 

16 Sabine, i. 237. Also Bur. Beg. King's Chapel. 

17 b. 20 Jan. 1728. See Class of 1736. 



*Foster, Ebenezer?^ 1 

*Eliott, Joseph. 

*Brinley, Edward 

*Shea£fe, Jacob 

*Hallowell, Brigs 


*Kent, Nathaniel 



*Walker, Isaac 

*Billings, Richard? 2 

^Billings, Joseph? 2 

*f 2 Pepperell, Andrew 3 

Harv. 1743, A.M. 


*Simmes, Thomas 
*Bowen 4 


•Huid, Nathaniel? 5 


*Casno, Isaac ?f 6 
*Peck, Samuel? 7 
*Weare, John? 8 
*t8Hill, Samuel 9 

Harv. 1750. 

*Johonnot, Peter 10 


*Leach, James? 11 

*Stoddard, Thomas? 12 
*Macock, William 
*Barril, John 
*Coffin, James?^ 13 
*|Green, Joseph 14 

*fGreen, Joshua 15 

, Harv. 1749, A.M. 




1 b. 30 Aug. 1729 : a younger brother of John, whom we have taken to be ours of 1736, 
or perhaps William, b. 9, bapt. at Old South, 10 May, 1730, a brother of Josiah, who, as 
stated in the note ad loc. may be ours of 1736 ; or Nathan, bapt. Old South, 28 Feb. 1730-1. 

2 Brothers. E., b. 13, bapt. Ch. in Brattle Sq. 17 Aug. 1729; J., b. 28 Mar., bapt. Ch. 
in Brattle Sq. 4 Apr. 1731. 

3 Son of Sir William, under whose name Allen mentions him ; see also Curwen. — We 
regard tbe position of this name as one proof that the arrangement is not by family rank. 

4 Is he the John on Barrell's list ? This document, which will be frequently referred to 
hereafter, is a list of the inhabitants of Boston, who, on the evacuation by the British in 
Mar. 1776, removed to Halifax with the army ; copied from a paper in the handwriting 
of Walter Barrell, one of the refugees; communicated to the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, Dec. 1880. 

6 b. 13 Feb. 1729. Younger brother of John, whom we take to be the same as ours of 
1736. He engraved the seal of Harvard College and of the Grand Lodge F. and A. M. of 
Mass. See W. H. Whitmore's pamphlet on Peter Pelham, reprinted from Proceedings of 
Mass. Hist. Soc. See Drake's Diet. ; also Perkins's Life of Copley, pp. 17, 75, 76. 

6 b. 2 July, 1729, or Samuel, his bro. b. 4 Aug. 1731. Possibly, however, an error for 
Cazneau ; and if so, perhaps Andrew, Judge of Admiralty, *1792 ; Sabine, i. 298. 

7 b. 25 Oct. 1727 ; bro. of John, whom we suppose ours of 1736 ; but this may be the boy 
who should be there. 8 bapt. First Church, 9 Mar. 1729. 9 Died before 1758. 

io See New Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg. vii. 142 ; also Sabine, i. 589. 11 b. 3 Apr. 1730. 

12 b. 11 July, 1729, v. inf. ; or Anthony, bapt. Old South, 21 Apr. 1728. 

13 N. E. II. G. Reg. xxv. 90 ; b. 28 Aug. 1729 ; perhaps John, b. 19 Aug. 1729, or Thomas, 
bapt. Second Ch. 13 July, 1729. 

14 Died at Paramaribo, 22 Oct. 15 Died at Wendell, Mass., 25 July. 



*Goldthwait, Joseph? 1 

Major in British Army. *1782 


* Wheeler, Samuel? J 2 


♦-j-Paine, Robert Treat 

Harv. 1749, A.M., LL.D. 1805, 
Judge of Supr. Court of Massa- 
chusetts, and Delegate in Am. 
Congress. *1814 

♦Stoddard, William ?J» 
♦Blanchard, Caleb *isoo 

♦|6 Henshaw, Joseph 4 

Harv. 1748, A.M. 1752. *1794 

♦Kaines 5 


*Goffe, Francis 6 
♦Spooner, John 
♦Gibbins, Thomas? 7 
♦fClarke, Benjamin 

Harv. 1750, A.M. *1811 

♦Calef, Samuel 8 
♦Wendell, John 9 

Harv. 1750, A.M., and Yale 1768, 
and Dart. 1773. 

♦Cunningham, John 

*Lemercier, Peter 


♦Spooner, John 


*Barrick, James 10 


♦Thwing, William ?$ 11 


*Davenport, Addington 

*fffotyoke, Ulizur 



Harv. 1750, A.M., Libr. Harv., 
Minister of Boxford. *1806 

♦Foxcroft, Thomas 12 

? Postmaster General. 

*Salter, John? 13 
*Fosdick, John? 14 


i b. 5 Oct. 1730. See Class of 1741 ; also Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 57 ; also Sabine, 
i. 479. 

2 b. 2 May, 1730 ; or Isaac, b. 10 May, 1730 ; or another Samuel, b. 2 Dec. 1728 ; or John, 
bapt. Christ Ch. 22 Dec. 1728. 

3 b. 6 Aug. 1729 ; or his brother Lindal, b. 22 Nov. 1732 ; or another brother, James 
Lindal, b. 12 Nov. bapt. Church in Brattle Sq 18 Nov. 1733. See Class of 1742. 

4 Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 71. 

5 Can this name be an error for Haynes ? 

6 Had a brother Dixi, whom we suppose ours of 1735. 

7 b. 14 Aug. 1728 ; but perhaps his brother Peter, b. 25 Dec. 1726 ; unless he is the Gibbins 
of 1733, who is plainly a brother of John of 1729. 

8 If this is the same Samuel that we have assumed for ours of 1724, (an older brother of 
Robert, whom we take for ours of 1740) , all the Calefs of 1734 and 35 become doubtful. 

9 While retaining this name as given in the edition of 1847, we are inclined to think that 
John Mico Wendell, b. 31 May, 1728, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 2 June, 1728 ; Harv. 1747, 
A.M. *1773, the father of several of the Wendells whom we suppose our boys of later years, 
is intended, and that the John Wendell of the text should be given as one of the three with- 
out Christian names in 1743. 10 See Sabine ; also Barrell's List ; also Class of 1769. 

11 b. 20 May, 1727 ; but perhaps James, b. 15 Apr. 1733 ; or Nathaniel, bapt. First Church, 

27 June, 1731. 12 See Sabine, i. 435. 

13 bapt. First Church, 15 Aug. 1731. w bapt. Old South, 14 June, 1730. 



*Scott, John?^ 1 

* Welles, Arnold? 2 

Harv. 1745. 

*Green, Thomas?$ 3 

* Green, Richard ?f 4 *1817 
*Paddock, Enoch? *i763 

* Osborne, Samuel 
*Ash, John 
*Ash, Samuel 

*t 6 Oliver, Andrew 5 

Harv. 1749, A.M., and Yale 1751, 
Judge of Common Pleas for 
Essex. *1799 

The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*Gibbs, Robert 

Harv. 1750, A.M. *1762 


*Hunt, Samuel ?p 
*Philips, Samuel? J 7 
*Bennet, John? J 8 
*Boydell, John? 9 
*Packer, Thomas 

* Auchmuty, Robert 10 

Judge of Vice-Admiralty. 

*Handfield, William 

* Green, John? J 11 
*Fosdick, James? 12 
*Fosdick, Thomas? 12 
♦Calef, Robert? 13 
*Brackett, Anthony? 14 


i b. 17, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 23 July, 1727 ; a brother of Edward, whom we take 
to be ours of 1740 ; but perhaps William Allen, b. 5 Nov. bapt. First Church, 29 Oct. 1727 
(another case like that of Fayerweather above, see Class of 1736, where the date of birth 
is probably the correct one) ; or John Scot (sic), b. 13 Oct. 1730. 

2 See notes under Classes of 1734 and 36 ; b. 25 Dec. 1726. 3 b. 18 Feb. 1729. 

4 b. 12 Dec. 1730, see Sabine, i. 498 ; but one of these may be John, b. 24, bapt. King's 
Chapel, 31 Dec. 1731 ; or Timothy, bapt. Old South, 13 June, 1731. 
6 See Drake's Diet. ; also Allen ; also Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 90. 6 Or Ephraim. 

? b. 21 Jan. 1730 ; or his brother John, b. 10 Mar. 1732. On the Town Records this name 
is spelled with two l's wherever it occurs. 

8 b. 31 May, 1732; or another John, b. 30 Sept. 1732; one of whom was probably bapt. 
New North Church, 10 Dec. 1732. » bapt. Old South, 8 Dec. 1727. 

io See Allen, Drake, and Class of 1741. Robert Auchmuty, Attorney General of the 
Province, the only one of the name in Boston, had three sons, Samuel (ours of 1731), and 
Robert and James Smith, of whom Robert is presumably the older, as his name is first 
mentioned in his father's will, Suffolk County Probate Records, lib. xliv. fol. 67. The 
father planted the elm trees which stood in Essex Street (formerly Auchmuty 's Lane) 
until the last decade. This Robert was associated with John Adams in the defence of Capt. 
Preston, after the Boston Massacre ; Sabine, i. 196. In the same case, our Paine of 1738 
was joined to the prosecution. See Wells's Life of Samuel Adams, i. 330. 

11 See Class of 1739 ; or this may be one of the other two, or perhaps Jeremiah, b. 14 
Feb. 1732 (see Perkins's Copley, p. 67, Sup't, p. 13) ; or Nath'l, bapt. First Ch. 21 Dec. 1731. 

12 Brothers, and brothers of John, whom we have taken for our boy of 1739; bapt. Old 
South, J., 14 June, 1730 ; Thomas, 3 June, 1733. 

13 b. 27 Dec. 1731. He had a brother Samuel; see Classes of 1734 and 39. 

14 bapt. Old South, 4 Apr. 1731. See Class of 1741. 



*Scott, Edward 7J 1 

*Lambert, Hickman? 2 

^Philips, Thomas ?J 3 


* Jackson, William? 4 


^Lawrence, Benjamin? 5 

*Beacham, Isaac ?J 6 

*fGridley, Benjamin 7 

Harv. 1751, A.M., Att'y at Law. 

*Tothill, Jeremiah 
*Hardcastle, Samuel 
*Childs, Thomas 


The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

•fSaltonstall, Richard 8 

Harv. 1751, A.M., Colonel in 
British Army. *1785 

*tGreenleaf, Benjamin 

Harv. 1751, A.M. *1799 

*|Holyoke, John 

Harv. 1751. 



t Wanton, Joseph 9 

Harv. 1751, A.M., and Brown 
1769, Lieut. Gov. of Rhode 
Island. *1780 

*|Kneeland, William 10 

Harv. 1751, A.M., Pres. Mass. 
Med. Society. *1788 


*Wharton, John 
*Barrill, Nathaniel 11 
*Walker, Thomas ?f 12 
*Brackett, Maylem? 13 
*Goldthwait, John? 14 
•Goldthwait, Philip? 14 

*Mason, Arthur ?£ 15 
*Vintenou, James ?$ 16 

1 b. 18 Oct. 1731 (see Class of 1739) ; or John, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 12 Aug. 1733. 

2 b. 11 Nov. 1733. 

3 b. 12 Aug. 1731, spelled Phillips, v. supra; or Elisha Cook, bapt. Ch. in Brattle Sq. 
23 Sept. 1733; or Samuel, bapt. at the same church, 15 Mar. 1730; or Andrew Fanuel (sic), 
bapt. Christ Church, 28 Sept. 1729. 

4 bapt. King's Chapel, 13 July, 1731. Sabine, i. 568. 5 b. 13 Sept. 1728. 
6 b. 18 Aug. 1730 ; but perhaps his brother John, b. 18, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 17 

Nov. 1728 {sic on records). See Class of 1747, also note on Fayerweather, 1736. 

7 Died before 1800. See Sabine, i. 500 ; also Barrell's List. 

8 Sabine, ii. 252. » See Drake. *> See Allen. 

11 bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 23 July, 1732. 

12 b. 8 Mar. 1733 ; or Joseph, bapt. Second Church, 10 Oct. 1731 ; or Joseph, bapt. Old 
South, 3 June, 1733. 

13 bapt. Old South, 31 Dec. 1732 ; brother of Anthony, who may be ours of 1740. 

14 Brothers, and brothers of Joseph; see Class of 1738. J., b. 31 Dec. 1731; P., b. 27 
Mar. 1733. 

15 Brother of David, whom we suppose ours of 1734, b. 30 Oct. 1731 ; but perhaps James, 
b. 10 May, 1730, brother of Jonathan, whom we suppose our other M. of 1734 ; or perhaps 
William, b. 14 July, 1732 ; or Sampson, b. 4 Oct. 1733. 

i 6 The nearest approach to this name on the Town Records is Ventinon, and we feel that 
here or there the error may be a copyist's, and that either this boy, b. 24 May, 1 732, and 
bapt. Old South, or one of his brothers, Michael, b. 29 Dec. 1728, or Moses, b. 30 Jan. 1730, 
and bapt. Old South, is ours. On the Old South Records, the name is spelled Vintenon. 



*Durant, Thomas? 1 
*Durant, Cornelius? 1 
*Wallis, Thomas? 2 

*Bennett, John?f 3 
*Green, Jeremiah ?J 4 
*Green, Richard? J 4 
*Hanserd, William? 5 
*Gridley, Isaac ?$ 6 
*Cravath, Thomas ?| 7 


* Allen, John Bredger?:f 8 

* Allen, William ?$ 8 
*Ball, Gideon? 9 
*Thompson, William 


* Auchmuty, James Smith 10 

* Wilson 11 

*Collins, Clement ?$ 12 

*Fitch, Benjamin ?$ 13 

At the Annual Examination in June 
there were 94 scholars. 

1 Brothers. T., b. 22 Aug. 1730 ; C, b. 7 June, 1732, and bapt. Old South the same clay. 

2 b. 10 Sept. 1732. 

3 This may be the second John given under Class of 1740, b. 30 Sept. 1732 ; cr George, 
bapt. Christ Churcb, 13 July, 1735. 

4 One of the three given under 1739 may be the one properly belonging here, or one or 
more of those given under 1742 ought properly to be here. Richard was b. 23 and bapt. 
Second Church, 29 Apr. 1733 ; or one may be James, bapt. Second Ch. 9 Mar. 1735. 

5 b. 26 Oct. 1731. 

G b. 27 June, 1734, brother of Benjamin, of 1740; or perhaps Richard, b. 12 July, 1731, 
brother of Samuel, whom we suppose one of the possibilities of 1742 ; or Samuel, bapt. Old 
South, 10 Oct. 1731. 

' b. 27 May, 1734 ; but possibly John, b. 18 Feb. 1735, or Samuel, b. 7 June, and bapt. 
First Church, 13 July, 1735. 

8 J. B., b. 17 Feb. 1731, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 21 Feb. where the name is spelled 
John Bradgat. W., b. 30 Mar. 1732 ; but one may be William, b. 30 Nov. or John, b. 24 
Dec. 1729, and perhaps both these names should be substituted for those given. 

9 b. 6 Apr. 1732. 

10 Robert Auchmuty named a son James Smith after his friend, from whose nursery the 
Paddock and Auchmuty elms came. In his will, he gives as a reason for leaving him a 
smaller portion of his estate, that he is sure Mr. Smith will provide for him. (See note 
under Class of 1740.) Sabine refers to him, but without the middle name ; i. 197. 

11 Can this be the Archibald on Barrell's List ? 

12 b. 5 Mar. 1732 ; but perhaps Samuel, b. 15 Apr. 1734, or his brother Palfrey, b. 29 
July, 1735. 

13 b. 18 Feb. 1732, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 25 Feb. 1733 (probably the same year) ; or 
Joseph, his brother, b. 24 Aug. 1735, both brothers of Zabdicl, who is perhaps ours of 1742, 
a:id John, whom we suppose ours of 1748; or Jonas, b. 1 June, and bapt. Ch. in Brattle Sq. 
2 June, 1728 ; or his brother Jeremiah, b. 10 Nov. 1729, who are both brothers of John, 
whom we suppose to be ours of 1742, and one of whom may be ours of 1734. 

1741 Visitation day was June 23. In all the schools 535 scholars. This num- 
ber was reported at March meeting in 1742. 




*Deering, Henry 
*Winslow, Pelham? 1 

Harv. 1753, A.M., Lawyer. *1783 

*t Thayer, JJbenezsr 2 

Harv. 1753, A.M., Minister of 
Hampton Falls, N.H. *1792 

*Webb, Samuel ?$ 3 
*Blanchard, Edward? #1792 

*fErving, William 

Harv. 1753, A.M., Major in 
British Army. *1791 

* f Quin cey, Jacob 4 

Harv. 1753, A.M., Physician. *1773 

*|Lowell, John 

Harv. 1753, A.M. *1776 

*Brown, William ?$ 5 
*Fitch, John?$6 
*f Jackson, Joseph 7 

Harv. 1753, A.M., Minister at 
Brookline. *1796 

*Vardy, John? 8 
*Spooner, John? 9 
*Green, Nathaniel ?$ 10 
*Stoddard, Lindal? 11 
♦Philips, John?$ 12 
♦Philips, Samuel? 13 
♦Bulfinch, William? 14 
*Bulfinch, Jeremiah? 15 

1 See Sabine, ii. 444. , 

2 Father of Rev. X. Thayer, of Lancaster, Mass. ; b. at Braintree, 16 July, 1734 ; son 
of Nathaniel, of Braintree, b. Aug. 1671 ; son of Cornelius, of Boston; son of Nathaniel, 
of Boston; son of Richard, of Braintree; son of Richard, of Boston. 

In the notes at the beginning of this chapter we referred to the probability that many boys 
whose first names we could not find on the Records, were born out of town ; since these 
pages have been passing through the press, we have learned that it was no uncommon thing 
for boys from out of town to be sent to Boston, that they might enjoy the tuition of the 
Masters of the Latin School. The occurrence of this name, and that of several others 
which we know to have been identified with the neighboring towns, as Quincy, Vassall, 
Brattle, add probability to this statement. 

s b. 21 Nov. 1733 ; but perhaps John, b. 30 Jan. 1731, or Jeremiah, b. 16 Apr. 1733, or 
Joseph, bapt. First Church, 3 Nov. 1734 ; or Richard, bapt. Old South, 9 Feb. 1734-5. 

4 The Harvard Quinquennial omits the e. Son of Edmund, of our Class of 1711. 

5 b. 26 June, 1733 ; or Timothy, bapt. New North Church, 9 June, 1734. 

c b. 2 and bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 7 Oct. 1733, and perhaps the graduate of Yale in 
1753; brother of Jeremiah, who may be ours of 1741, and Jonas, who may be ours of 
that year or even of 1734 ; or Benjamin, whom we have given above in 1741 ; or Zabdiel, 
his brother (brother also of Joseph, whom we have included among the possibilities of 
the same Class), b. 29 Nov. 1736 ; or Thomas. 

7 Had brothers : Edward, 1744 ; Clement, 1752 ; and Henry, whom we suppose to be our 
boy of 1756. Sprague's Annals, i. 441. Also Allen. 8 b. 5 Feb. 1731. 

9 b. 1 Sept. 1732. His brother William, b. 24 Oct. 1734, we suppose to be ours of 1744. 

io b. 16 Aug. 1733 ; but perhaps Rufus, b. 23, bapt. King's Chapel, 26 Aug. 1733 ; or 
James, b. 3 Mar. 1734, or one of those given under 1741, of whom one or more may belong 
here instead of any given i or Samuel, bapt. Old South, 24 Feb. 1733. 

ii bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 26 Nov. 1732. See Class of 1738. 

i' 2 b. 10 Mar. 1732 ; had a brother Samuel, whom we suppose ours of 1740 ; or John, bapt. 
New North Church, 24 Feb. 1733-4. 

13 b. 22, bapt. New No. Ch. 24 Dec. 1732 ; or one may be Elisha Cooke, b. 31 Sept. 1733. 

u b. 1 July, 1731. is b. 4 Mar. 1734. 



* Jackson, Samuel ?f 1 
*Overing 2 

*Pratt, Ebenezer? 3 
*Stevenson, Robert? 4 

* Shirley 5 

* Welch, Ebenezer? 6 
*|6Minot, George 

Harv. 1752. 

*Brinley r 
*Brinley, George? 8 


*Tilley, George 


*Gridley, Joseph?^ 9 




*Green, Edward #1790 

*Erving, James 

* Allen, Robert ?f 10 
*|Marshall, Samuel 

Harv. 1754, A.M. *1771 

* Wheeler, Thomas ?:f 11 
*Wendell, Abraham ?J 12 

* Gardener, William 13 
*Perkins, James?! 1 4 *i773 

♦Stoddard, John?$ 15 
*Johonnot, Daniel 16 

Captain in French War 



1 b. 14 June, 1733, who had brothers, Daniel and Nathaniel, who may perhaps be ours of 
1749 and 55 ; but perhaps Thomas, b. 30 July, 1734 ; or James, bapt. King's Ch. 3 May, 1735. 

2 See note on the same name under Class of 1736. 3 b. 13 Mar. 1729. 

4 bapt. First Church, 27 Oct. 1728. 

5 The Governor was commissioned in 1741, and seiwed till 1745; so that this is probably 
his son. 

6 1). 16, bapt. First Church, 22 Apr. 1733. 

7 Thomas Brinley (Sabine, i. 255) graduated at Harvard College 1744, *1784. He is on 
Barrell's List. He could have been our boy by spending but one year here and entering 
college in his senior year. If he is the Thomas bapt. King's Chapel, 2 Nov. 1726, his age, 
sixteen at this time, would give some plausibility to the idea that he may have done so. 

8 See Sabine, i. 255. 

9 b. 8 June, 1734 ; or he may belong in 1741 instead of Isaac, who may perhaps belong 
here ; or if Isaac is correct for 1741, this may be his brother Pollard, b. 23 Mar. 1735, a 
brother also of Benjamin of 1740 ; while if the boy of 1741 is Richard, this may be his 
brother Samuel, b. 14 June, 1734. 

M b. 7 Apr. 1734 ; or John, b. 12 and bapt. First Church, 17 Nov. 1734. 

11 b. 8 Oct. 1731, brother of Isaac, who is possibly ours of 1738 (see note) ; or William 
Willard, Harv. 1755, A.M., *1810, Episcopal Minister at Scituate and Marshfield (Sabine, 
ii. 417) ; or Josiah, bapt. Christ Church, 10 May, 1727. 

12 1). 2 Nov. 1735 ; or Edmund, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 15 May, 1735 ; or John, bapt. 
same church, 4 Sept. 1737. 

13 Probably a son of Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, who is thought to have been of our Class of 
1724, and a brother of our John of 1744 ; q. v. ; bapt. King's Chapel, 27 June, 1736. Un- 
doubtedly the spelling should be Gardiner, as on the Chapel records. Sabine, i. 462. 

H b. 1733; perhaps Houghton; perhaps William Lee, b. 10 Feb. 1736, who is probably 
the William on Barrell's List; Sabine, ii. 177 ; or James, b. 1733, *1773. 

15 b. 20 Nov. 1734, a brother of William and Lindal (see under Class of 1738) ; or Daniel, 
b. 28 May, 1736. 10 New Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg. vi. 361. 



*Salisbury, Josiah?^ 1 *i76i 

^Clarke, Jonathan ?J 2 
*Fleet, John?$ 3 
*Lowden, Samuel? 4 
*Griggs, William ? 5 
*Wendell, Abraham ?J 6 
♦Wendell, John?J 6 
*fQuincey, Samuel 7 

Harv. 1754, A. M., Solicitor- 
General of the Crown for the 
Province. *1789 

*Gray, Samuel? 8 


*Tothill, George ?f 9 
*Smibert, William 10 
*Prince, James? J 11 
*Perry, Jonah? 12 


*Smibert, Nathaniel 13 
*Vans, Samuel 


1 b. 20, bapt. Old South, 16 Mar. 1734; another case like that explained in the note under 
Fayerweather in Class of 1736. A merchant in Boston. Prof. E. E. Salisbury of New 
Haven, of our Class of 1824, thinks the ? may be omitted. 

2 Son of Richard (Sabine, i. 317) ; or John, son of Joseph and Margaret, b. 1 May, 1733. 

3 b. 9, bapt. Old South, 15 Sept. 1734 ; but possibly his brother Thomas, b. 10, bapt. Old 
South, 16 Apr. 1732. 4 bapt. First Ch. 10 Feb. 1734. 

5 b. 4 Sept. 1734. 

6 Brothers. A., b. 17 July, 1729, and J., b. 10 Sept. 1731, and probably Harv. 1750; but 
perhaps Abraham, b. 23 Sept. 1727, and his brother John Mico, b. 31 May, 1728 (see Class 
of 1739) ; or one may be Edmund, b. 13 May, 1735. Probably this is the John of Harv. 
1750, A.M., and Yale 1768, and Dart. 1773, *1808, instead of the one in the Class of 1739, 
under which name see the note. 

7 The Harvard Quinquennial does not give an e. See Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 97 ; 
also Sabine, i. 206. He prosecuted the soldiers for the Boston Massacre. 

8 b. 30 Jan. 1734, bapt. Old South, 2 Feb. 1734-5 ; or Edward, bapt. Christ Church, 18 
June, 1732 ; or William, his brother, bapt. same church, 5 Oct. 1735 ; or Andrew, or John, 
refugees on Barrell's List. 9 b. 13 Jan. 1735 ; but possibly John, b. 1 Aug. 1733. 

10 Probably the William Simbert (sic) on Town Records, b. 29 Jan. 1732. The record is 
plainly Jan, but the date of baptism at the Old South, 2 July, renders it possible that the 
copyist has mistaken u for a, and that it should read Jun. The record of baptism gives the 
name as Williams, which, being the family name of his mother, is very likely correct 

n b. 28 Jan. bapt. Old South, 3 Feb. 1733 ; but perhaps his brother Caleb, b. 6 Oct. 1731. 

12 b. 1 Feb. 1737. 

13 b. 20, bapt. Old South, 26 Jan. 1734. " My father wrote to Dr. .J. Eliot of Nathaniel 
Smibert : He received his grammar instruction under the famous Master John Lovel, but 
did not proceed to a collegiate course. He engaged in his father's profession of painting, 
in which he emulated the excellencies of the best masters ; and, had his life been spared, 
he would probably have been in his day what Copley and West have since been, — the honor 
of America in the imitative art. I remember that one of his first paintings was the picture 
of his old master, John Lovel, drawn while the terrific impressions of the pedagogue were 
yet vibrating upon his nerves. I found it so perfect a likeness, that I did not wonder when 
my young friend told me that a sudden undesigned glance at the head often made him 
shudder." — From a Letter of Judge Cranch, of Washington, in Dunlap's Historical Arts of 
Design. See Perkins's Life of Copley, pp. 16, 17 ; also note on William above, and John, 
Class of 1746. 



*Barril, Colburn 1 

* Jackson, Edward 2 
♦Tilley, William 
♦Winslow, Joshua 3 


* Marshall, John 
♦Spooner, William 4 
♦Taylor, William 5 


*Lovell, John 6 
♦Philips, John 7 

♦Gardiner, John 8 

♦Richardson, Jacob? 

Bookseller in Newport. 

♦Green, Charles 
♦Tidmarsh, William 9 

Harv. 1749, A.M. 

♦Tyng, Edward 
*Tyng, Jonathan 




♦Tyng, William 10 

Chief Justice, New Brunswick. *1807 

♦Wallis, Gamaliel 

*Russell, Joseph 11 ?*i808 

* Welch, Hezekiah? 12 
♦Jepson, Samuel? 13 

* Jennys, Richard 
♦Bulfinch, William 
*Bulfinch, Samuel 14 
♦Godet, Theodore 
*f 6 Foxcroft, Samuel 

Harv. 1754, A.M., Minister of 
New Gloucester, Maine. *1807 


♦Tilestone, John?:): 15 
♦Welch, John 16 
♦JBastide, John Henry 
♦Waldo, Ralph 
♦f8LovELL, James 

Harv. 1756, A.M., Usher, Dele- 
gate Cont. Congress. *1814 

1 Probably this name should be fuelled Barrell wherever it occurs, as is done in this case 
by Sabine, i. 212. See Perkins's _;ife of Copley, p. 34. 

2 Brother of Joseph, whom we suppose the same as ours of 1742 ; see also Class of 1756. 

3 b. 1736. 4 b. 24 Oct. 1734. See note on Spooner, Class of 1742. 
5 Sabine, ii. 346 ; also Barrell's List. 6 bapt. Ch. in Brattle Sq. 23 May, 1736. 

7 May be a brother of Samuel, whom we take for ours of 1742, and bapt. New North Ch. 
20 Feb. 1733-4 ; or John, b. 15 Sept. 1735. We suppose him the latter, and if so, to have 
been the Commander of Castle William (Fort Independence) ; Sabine, i. 185. Elisha Cooke, 
who is perhaps ours of 1742, had a brother John, b. 5 Apr. 1735, who is perhaps the John 
who belongs here. 

8 Son of Sylvester ; see Class of 1724, a brother of William, whom we suppose the same 
as ours of 1743, and bapt. King's Chapel, 11 Dec. 1737. Born about 1731 in Boston, sent 
to England to complete his education, and was admitted to practice in Westminster Hall. 
He was Attorney General at St. Christopher's ; returned to Boston in 1763. See Perkins's 
Life of Copley, p. 56; also Drake, and Loring's Hundred Boston Orators. 

'■> Died before 1764. io See Sabine, ii. 369. 11 Sabine, ii. 248. 

12 b. 26 Aug. bapt. First Church, 1 Sept. 1734 ; brother of Ebenezer, whom Ave suppose 
ours of 1742; see also Class of 1746. 

13 b. 1, bapt. New No. Ch. 2 Jan. 1736. " bapt. King's Chapel, 5 June, 1737. 
1* b. 29 Feb. 1735, and bapt. New North Church same day ; but possibly Thomas, son of 

Onesiphorus, b. 10 Sept. 1730. 16 Probably the John b. 11 Sept. 1735. 



The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*|Browne, William 1 

Harv. 1755, A.M., Judge Supr. 

Ct. of Mass., Gov. of Bermuda. *1802 

^Livingston, Philip 

Harv. 1755. *1776 


*Gatiomb, Christopher 


*f5 Hancock, John 2 

Harv. 1754, A.M., and Yale 
1769, and N. J. 1769, LL.D., 
Harv. 1792, Brcwn 1788, Pres. 
Cont. Cong., Gov. of Mass. *1793 

*Ruggles, John 3 

*Ruggles, Samuel 

*Hamock, John 

*Green, Henry *i774 

*|Loring, John 

*Colman, John 4 

*Apthorp, Henry 5 

*Apthorp, Stephen 6 

*Mace, William 

*Bradford, James 

* Goldthwait, Ezekiel 7 

County Register. 

*Winslow, John Havward? 8 

1 Sabine, i. 265. 2 See Drake's Biog. Diet. ; also Allen. 

3 On Barren's List. 4 ?b. 18 Jan. 1737-8. Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1873-5, p. 416, 

5 bapt. King's Chapel, 25 Mar. 1736-7. 6 bapt. King's Chapel, 22 Mar. 1737-8. 

7 Sabine, i. 479 ; also Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 57. In the Proceedings of the Mass. 
Hist. Soc. 1869-70, pp. 392 et seq. is a list of the " Addressers " to Gov. Hutchinson, with 
their occupations, and of the protesters against the Solemn League and Covenant, com- 
piled evidently by a non-sympathizer, on which Ave find the names of many Latin School 
boys, with some who may be as well entitled to a place in tbe list as those we have inserted, 
and might have been put in on conjecture. Some of these names have already been printed 
in previous classes, and their occupations and a reference to this volume could now be 
inserted only at great inconvenience ; it has therefore seemed best to give all here, and by 
so doing avoid a future reference under the names which occur in subsequent classes. To 
save repetition, the names in the first list which appear on the second, are marked with a §. 

§ Sylvester Gardner, apothecary, 1724 ; § George Bethune, merchant and agent for the 
transports, 1729 ; Nathaniel Hatch, clerk of Supreme Court, 1731 ; ^Nathaniel Coffin, deputy 
cashier, 1733 ; § James Boutineau, merchant, ?1734 ; ^Robert Jarvis, mariner and wine 
seller, ?1734 or 1750 ; §Adino Paddock, chaise maker, ^Richard Lechmere, distiller, 1735 ; 
^Benjamin Davis, huckster, §( ?)John Erving, Jr., merchant, 1736; John Borland, gentle- 
man, 1737 ; § Joseph Green, merchant, §Peter Johonnot, distiller, Joseph Goldthwait, Crown 
officer, 1738; ^Benjamin Clarke, brazier, 1739; ^Benjamin Gridley, pettifogger, 1740; 
§ George Brinley, merchant, 1742; § Joshua "VVinslow, merchant, $ William Taylor, dealer 
in small wares, §Colbourn Barrell, merchant and Sandemanian preacher, 1744 ; ^Ezekiel 
Goldthwait, county register, 1745; §(?)Henry Lloyde, merchant, §George Erving, mer- 
chant, § John Vassal, farmer, §John Taylor, shopkeeper, (?) George Lyde, custom-house 
officer, 1746; Samuel Prince, merchant, 1748; § Thomas Apthorp, Crown officer, 1750; § Isaac 
Winslow, Jr., distiller, 1751 ; § Joseph Scott, brazier, 1753 ; ^Francis Green, merchant, 1754; 
§ John Gore, painter, 1756 ; §David Greene, ^Nathaniel Coffin, Jr., factor, and son to the 
deputy collector, 1757 ; § John Joy, carpenter, 1759 ; Jonathan Simpson, merchant, 1761 ; 
§Martin Gay (possibly) , coppersmith, 1768. 

The following appear on the list of protesters alone : Samuel Fitch, 1734 ; Nathaniel Hard, 
1738 ; Jeremiah Green, perhaps 1741 or 42 ; Rufus Green, perhaps i742 ; Thomas Brindley, 
1742 ; Joseph Taylor, 1754 ; William Apthorp, 1755 : William Coffin, 3d, 1758. 

8 b. 21 Mar. bapt. First Church, 2 Apr. 1738. 



*Cordis, Joseph 

* Cordis, Elnathan 

* Jones, William 
*Greenleaf, William?! 1 *i793 
*Phillips, William?^ 2 *i772 

* Allen, James 3 

Harv. 1754, A.M., Surgeon in 
British Navy. 

*f5 Church, Benjamin 4 

Harv. 1754, A.M., and Yale 

1773. *1776 

*Villette, Peter 
*Eichardson, Henry 


*|Erving, George 5 

Harv. 1757, A.M. 1762, and 
Glasgow. *1806 




*Walker, Edward 

Harv. and Yale 1757, A.M. 

*f6Hill, William 6 

Harv. 1756, A.M. 

*Taylor, John 5 


*Smibert, John 7 
*Broadbelt, John 
*Gridley, John 8 
*Cutler, Peter? 9 


*Greenough, Thomas? J 10 

* Welch, Nathaniel? 11 
*-\Fairfield, John 

Harv. 1757, A.M. 1761; Min- 
ister of Saco, Maine. *1819 

*f6Checkley, William 

Harv. 1756, A.M. *1780 

*f6Hill, Henry 

Harv. 1756, A.M., Merchant. *1828 


1 Genealogy of Greenleaf family, chart iv. ■ but perhaps James Gold, b. 1 Jan. 1734 ; or 
Thomas, b. 21 May, 1737. 

2 Father of Hon. John Phillips, first Mayor of Boston. Son of John and Mary (Buttolph) 
Phillips. Born in Boston 29 Aug. bapt. Ch. in Br. Sq. 4 Sept. 1737 ; but perhaps David, 
bapt. King's Chapel, 14 Sept. 1737 ; or William, b. 30 Aug. 1736, son of John and Sarah. 

3 Probably b. 11 (the editor of the Harvard Quinquennial says 9), and bapt. New No. Ch. 
11 Aug. 1736. He died before 1761. 4 Sabine, i. 313 ; also Drake and Allen. 

5 Sabine, i. 406 ; also note on Goldthwait, Class of 1745 ; the latter note also applies to 
Taylor. 6 On Barrell's List. 

I b. 24, bapt. Old South, 25 Nov. 1733, but more probably he should be in the Class of 1743. 
Nathaniel, who is given there and should be here, was a younger brother. 

8 The Catalogue of 1847 gave this name as John Dudley. In Dr. Homer's copy of Lovcll's 
Catalogue, referred to in the Preface, p. iv, he has written Gridley. The name comes just 
where there is a crease in the original manuscript, which has been so worn that only the 
dley can be deciphered, with a part of the letter preceding which may be i or u. It is fair 
to suppose that it was in better condition when Dr. H. made his copy, and that he has 
rightly given it Gridley, though that copy is not always correct, for he frequently changes 
the spelling, and occasionally omits duplicate names. 

9 Alive in 1785. Cutler Genealogy, by Rev. A. Morse. 

10 1). 8 May, 1738 ; or Samuel, bapt. Second Church, 7 Sept. 1735 ; or Daniel, l>apt. Second 
Church, 16 July, 1788. 

II b. 15 June, 1736; on the Town Records the name is spelled Welsh ; or he may be the 
W. of 1744. 

* Clarke, Christopher 


*t Barrett, Samuel 1 

Haw. 1757, A.M., and Yale 
1760, LL.D. Edinb. 1797. *1798 

*Witherhead, Samuel 

* Mathews 
*Wells, John?$ 2 
*Henshaw, William 3 

Col. in Continental Army. *1820 

*Gorham, Nathaniel? 4 

President of Congress. *1796 

^Philips, Joseph?! 5 
*Hollowell, Samuel 
*Holyoke, John *i753 

*Epes, Samuel 

Harv. 1751, A.M., and Yale 
1754. *1760 

*Lloyd, Samuel? 6 


*Lloyd 7 
*Faneuil, Peter 

Coll. of New Jersey 1757, A.M. 

*Price, Henry 
* Wendell, Jacob ?p 
*Grayton, James 9 
*Tidmarsh, John? 10 

The following' entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*fVassall, John 11 

Harv. 1757, A.M. 


*Allen, John?! 12 
*Dennie, John 13 


1 See Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 35. 

2 b. 3, bapt. New No. Ch. 5 Feb. 1737 ; or George, bapt. King's Chapel, 2 Feb. 1738-9. 

s See Proceedings of Mass. Hist. Soc. 1876-7, for a memoir by Emory Washburn; also 
Drake. 4 b. in Charlestown in 1738. See "Welsh's Eulogy ; also Drake. 

5 b. 17, and bapt. New North Church, 24 Oct. 1736 ; or Nathaniel, his brother, b. 2, and 
bapt. same church, 8 June, 1735 ; both brothers of Samuel, whom we suppose ours of 1742 ; 
and John, whom we suppose ours of 1744 ; but perhaps William, b. 29 Aug. bapt. Church 
in Brattle Sq. 4 Sept. 1737 (given under 1746) ; or Thomas, bapt. same church, 16 Oct. 1737. 

6 This name is from Barrell's List. 

7 The name of Henry Lloyde, merchant, appears among the addressers of Hutchinson. 
Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1869-70, p. 392 ; and this may be he. 

8 b. 19, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 24 Oct. 1736 ; or John, bapt. Old South, 30 Jan. 
1736-7 ; or Gyles, his brother, and also brother of Nathaniel, who may be ours of 1749, bapt. 
same church, 11 Mar. 1738-9; or can he be Oliver, the Judge, b. in Boston in 1733, Harv. 
1753, *1818 ? (see Allen's Biog. Diet.) ; or Josiah, bapt. Ch. in Br. Sq. 14 Oct. 1739. 

9 This name, like that of Gridley above, is worn so as not to be easily deciphered on the - 
original manuscript. Some one has pasted on a new piece of paper, and written James 
Taylor for the name beneath, but Dr. Homer gives it Grayton clearly ; and a careful exam- 
ination oi the original, under the guidance given by his copy, leaves little doubt that the 
name there written is Grayton, and that the conjectural Taylor is an error. 

io bapt. Old So. 30 Jan. 1736-7. " Sabine, ii. 382. Vassalls of New England, p. 17. 

12 b. 27 Jan. 1738 ; see Class of 1743. The two Aliens of this Class may be William and 
James, bapt. Christ Church, 13 July, 1735 ; or one may be Henry Jolly, bapt. there 1 May, 
1736, who is perhaps Jolley Allen (Sabine, i. 160), who died 1782; or Bichard, bapt. 16 Nov. 
1740, who had brothers, — Nathaniel, Lewis and Caleb, — one of whom may be our boy of 
1750, or 6, or 9, or all three may belong to us in those Classes respectively. 

13 bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 30 Dec. 1738. 



*Colman, Benjamin?! 1 
*Beacham, Joseph? 2 
*Box, John 
♦Marshall, Caleb ?| 3 
*Eliot, Samuel 4 
*|6 Pitts, John 

Harv. 1757, A.M. 

*Hatch, Jabez ? 5 
*McDaniel, Isaac ? 6 
* Wiltshire, John 
*Smibert 7 

*Sprague, Samuel? 8 
*Flagg, Stephen? 9 
*Haliburton, William 
*Church 10 


*Minot, Jonas Clarke? 11 

*Minot, Stephen? 11 *i787 




*Flagg, Josiah?f 12 

*Apthorp, JEast lz 

Jesu3 Coll. Camb. 1755, M.A. 
1758, and Fell, of Jesus, Min- 
ister of Christ Church, Camb., 
Mass., Vicar of Croydon 1765, 
Hector Bow Church, London, 
1778, Prebend of Finsbury 1790*1816 

*Pennyman, William 
♦Wendell, John?J 14 
*'Green, Benjamin ? J 1 5 

1 b. 19 July, 1740 ; or William, b. Aug. 1739 ; see Proceedings Mass. Hist. Soc. 1873-5, 
p. 416. 

2 b. 13 Aug. bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 7 Sept. 1735. See Class of 1740. 

3 b. 24 Sept. 1741. See below. 

4 b. in Boston, 1739. Founder of the Eliot Professorship of Greek Literature in Harvard 
College. See Allen's Biog. Diet. 

5 b. 17, bapt. King's Chapel, 27 Feb. 1737-8. 6 bapt. Christ Church, 3 Aug. 1735. 
7 Perkins, in his Life of Copley, p. 17, says, Smibert the painter left four sons ; the names 

of three appear on our lists, and only those three are to be found on the Records of the 
Town or of the baptisms at the Old South Church. This is probably the fourth son, but of 
his name we are ignorant ; or Nathaniel of 1744 should be here, John of 1746 take his place, 
and leave William as now ; or one of these three may have left and re-entered. 

8 b. 19 June, 1735. 

9 1). 24, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 30 Dec. 1739 ; or Gershom, bapt. Old So. 4 July, 1730. 

10 Perhaps Benjamin, given as of 1745, or Edward, as of 1750 should be here. 

11 Brothers. J., b. 20 Aug. 1738; S., b. 14 Feb. 1739, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 17 
Feb. 1740 (probably, as heretofore explained, the same year is intended) ; but one may be 
Christopher, land-waiter, on Barrell's List. 

12 b. 22 Oct. 1738, brother of Stephen above ; or Thomas, b. 16 Sept. 1733. 

13 bapt. King's Chapel, 1 Apr. 1733. See Thomas's Biog. Diet. ; also Allen and Drake. 
Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 32. Sabine, i. 170. Bridgman's King's Chapel Epit. p. 278. 

14 b. 29 Aug. bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 4 Sept. 1737 ; or Henry Flint, bapt. at the same, 
25 Dec. 1737; or Thomas, bapt. King's Chapel, 11 Aug. 1738; or John Hunt, bapt. Church 
in Brattle Sq. 28 Nov. 1739. 

15 b. 31 Jan. 1739. He had a brother Francis, whom we suppose to be the Francis of 
1750; but perhaps Benjamin, bapt. King's Chapel, 23 June, 1738; or William, bapt. Christ 
Church, 21 Nov. 1742 (who, however, may be our boy of 1750) ; or Thomas, bapt. King's 
Chapel, 4 Mar. 1739-40. 



* Allen, James?} 1 

?Harv. 1754, A.M. 

*Porter, James? 2 

Comptroller General. 


♦Marshall, William? 3 



* Williams, John?J4 
♦Williams, William ?$ 4 

?Yale 1754, A.M. 

*Symmons, Thomas 
*Brown, Nathaniel ?J 5 
*Mosely, John 
*|6Chardon, Peter 6 

Harv. 1757, A.M. 



The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*t Oliver, Daniel 

Harv. 1758, A.M. *1768 


*Winslow, Theophilus?} 7 
♦Johonnot, Andrew 8 

Distiller. *1804 

*Stoddard, John Bentley?} 9 
♦Oxnard, Thomas? 10 
*Hollowell, Robert 11 
* Whitwell, William 1 2 

New Jersey 1758, A.M., and 
Harv. 1762; Minister of Mar- 
blehead. *1781 

*Lovell, Joseph 13 
♦Gardener, James 14 
*Moseley, Edward 
*Pitts, James 
*Bennet, Rowland? J 15 
*Shipton, William Wil- 
loughby ? l 6 

I b. 9 Aug. 1736, and died before 1761 ; but perhaps James, b. 24 July, 1739 ; but see note 
above, and also under Class of 1743. 2 On Barrell's List ; Sabine, ii. 198. 

3 b. 9, bapt. Christ Church, 18 Feb. 1738. He had brothers,— Samuel, whom we have 
taken for ours of 1743, and John, who may be ours of 1744. 

4 J., b. 25 Mar. 1736 ; W., b. 31 Jan. 1736. But one may be Richard, bapt. Old South, 
12 Nov. 1738 ; or Jonathan, b. 27, bapt. First Ch. 30 Nov. 1740 ; or John, b. 15 Oct. 1741. 

5 b. 27 Sept. 1737. This boy may belong however in the next Class, or one of the follow- 
ing boys may belong either here or there : John, b. 16 Apr. 1736 ; Samuel, b. 28, bapt. New 
North Church, 31 July, 1737 ; or Ebenezer, b. 9 Feb. 1737. See note on Brown, 1748. 

6 Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 43. 

7 bapt. First Church, 18 Nov. 1739, a brother of John H. whom we have supposed one 
of ours of 1744 ; but perhaps Thomas Alford, bapt. Old South, 25 May, 1740, a brother of 
Joshua, whom we have supposed another of ours of 1744. 8 N. E. H. G. B. vi. 361. 

9 b. 13, bapt. Second Church, 19 June, 1737 ; or David, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 28 
Oct. 1739 ; or James, bapt. at the same church, 1 Aug. 1742. 

10 Spelled Ox ward in MS. See Sabine, ii. 139, where the reference is perhaps to him. 

II Bobert Hallowell (Sabine, i. 508) would have been about of the right age, if he were 
born in this country, which S. leaves uncertain. I 2 Sprague's Annals ; also Allen. 

13 Perhaps the L. given by Sabine, ii. 30, without a Christian name. 

14 bapt. King's Chapel, 9 Sept. 1739, a brother of those in 1743 and 44, though not men- 
tioned by Sabine, and like them, probably should be spelled Gardiner, as it is by Dr. Homer. 
Perhaps he died early. 

15 b. 13 May, 1739; or Thomas, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 25 Mar. 1739; or Benjamin, 
b. 14 Apr. 1740. 16 bapt. Old South, 25 Feb. 1738-9. 



*Welchman, William 
*Fitch, John?^ 1 
^Henderson 2 
*fAvery, John 

Harv. 1759, A.M. Harv. and 
Yale. Sec'y of the Common- 
wealth of Mass. *1806 

*Prince, Samuel? 3 

*Go£fe, Ebenezer? 4 


*West, Francis ?$ 5 

*Lowell, Michael? 6 

*Foster, Thomas? J 7 

*Raymond, Thomas? J 8 


*Butler, James ?$ 9 

*Butler, Alford?$ 10 

*Brown, Thomas ?{ 1X 
*Gorham, John? 12 

The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*fOtis, Samuel Allyne 13 

Harv. 1759, A.M., M.C., Sec'y 
U.S. Senate. *18H 


*Lowden, Joseph? J 14 
*Palfrey, William 15 

Paymaster-General Continental 
Army. *1780 

*f Bradford, Williams 16 

Harv. 1760, A.M. *1801 

I b. 14 Jan. 1738, a brother of Benjamin, whom we suppose ours of 1741, and Joseph, 
and Zabdiel, who are perhaps ours of 1741 or 2 ; or Jonathan, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 
9 Apr. 1738. 2 Can he be James, a refugee on Barrell's List ? 

3 b. 29 Oct. bapt. Old South, 4 Nov. 1739. 4 b. 1 Nov. 1731. 

5 b. 13 Mar. 1739 ; or David, b. 25 Aug. 1737. 6 bapt. First Church, 5 Mar. 1738. 

7 b. 20, bapt. Old North Church, 26 Aug. 1739 ; but perhaps Ebenezer, b. 3, bapt. Old 
South, 8 May, 1737 ; or Thomas Wait, b. 2 May, 1741 ; or Edward, b. 25 July, 1741 ; or 
Benjamin Swayne, bapt. First Church, 28 Nov. 1736 ; or Thomas, bapt. same church, 9 
July, 1738. 8 bapt. First Ch. 22 Oct. 1738 ; or his brother Joseph, bapt. 26 Oct. 1740. 

o b. 15 Feb. 1739. His grandson, Prof. Butler, thinks him our boy, because then nine 
years old in Boston. 

io b. 19 Oct. 1739; but of these two, one may perhaps be Samuel, b. 21 May, 1737; or 
Christopher, b. 26 July, 1740. Barrell's List gives a James who may be the one here, or 
should perhaps take the place of the other. 

II b. 29 July, 1739. See note on the same name under 1747. One of the boys given there 
may belong here, and the boy in the text, or one of the following, if he does not belong here 
may belong there : John, b. 12 Sept. 1738 ; Benjamin, b. 15 Nov. 1740. 

32 ? John, Harv. 1759, *1761. b. 11 May, 1741, entered Harvard College from Charles- 
town at 14, died before 1766,— T. B. Wyman, Genealogies and Estates in Charlestown, 
(i. 423) says in 1761. He may have been our boy. 13 See Allen and Drake. 

1 4 b. 12 June, 1735. This name in the old Catalogue was printed Lowdcr; and supposing 
that to be correct, we had suggested for the Christian name Jonathan, b. 16, bapt. Old So. 
23 Dec. 1739 ; but on examination of the original, it seems clearly to be Lowden, a name 
which also occurs on the Town and Church Records, and \vc have altered our conjecture to 
correspond with the changed spelling, though referring it to a much older boy. 

16 Allen. His life by John G. Palfrey, D.D., LL.D., is in Sparks's Amer. Biog., second 
series, vol. vii. He was a prominent Freemason. See Historical Sketch of the Massachu- 
Betta Lodge. lr > Sabine, i. 249, where the Christian name is incorrectly spelled William. 



♦James, Francis 

* Vincent, Benjamin *i799 
*Hill, William? J 1 
♦Salisbury, Samuel 2 

Merchant. *1818 

♦Penny man, James 

* Borland, Francis 
♦Dinsdale, William ?J 3 
♦Spooner, Nathaniel ?$ 4 
*t Hooper, William 5 

Harv. 1760, A.M. ; Memb. Con- 
tinental Congress. *1790 

♦Wendell, Jacob ?p 
♦Tidmarsh, William ? 
♦Shipton, Samuel? 7 

* Wendell, Isaac? 8 
♦Dabney, John? 9 
♦Thompson, Benjamin ?$ 1 ° 

♦Jackson, Daniel? J 11 
♦Green, George? 12 
♦Cordis, Thomas? 13 
♦Wendell, Jacob? 14 
♦Hatch, Harris? 15 

The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*t Brattle, Thomas 16 

Harv. 1760, A.M., and Yale 
1769, and New Jersey 1769. *1801 


♦Green, Francis? 17 

Harv. 1760, A.M. 1799. Lieut. 
British Army. *1809 

♦|5Church, Edward 18 

Harv. 1759, A.M. 

1 b. 27 Apr. 1739, unless he is ours of 1746 ; or Alexander, bapt. Christ Church, 22 Jan. 
1737-8. The reference, Sabine, i. 535, may be to him. 

2 bapt. Old South, 25 Nov. 1739 ; a brother of Josiah, of 1743. We had inserted this 
name, as well as that of Josiah, with the belief that they must have been our boys. A note 
dated Mar. 1881, from Prof. E. E. Salisbury of New Haven, confirms our conclusions and 
justifies us in removing the ?. They were brothers of our Stephen of 1755. 

3 Probably William Dinsdell (sic) on Town Records, b. 3 Oct. 1739, son of William and 
Elizabeth ; but perhaps John Dinsdall, bapt. Old South, 15 July, 1744. 

4 bapt. Old South, 23 Aug. 1741, a brother of William, whom we suppose the same as ours 
of 1744. Can this, or our boy of 1742 or 59, be the Ebenezer on Barrell's List ? 

5 Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Sabine, i. 541 ; Allen and Drake. 

6 bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 20 Mar. 1743. 

7 bapt. Old South, 24 Feb. 1739 ; brother of W. W. whom Ave suppose ours of 1748. 

8 bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 3 Apr. 1743. 

9 bapt. First Church, 4 July, 1742. 

io bapt. First Church, 4 Apr. 1742 ; or George, bapt. Christ Church, 26 Mar. 1738. 

n b. 23 Apr. 1742 ; or Newark, bapt. Christ Church, 20 July, 1740. 

12 b. 13 Oct. 1742 ; d. about 1800. All his brothers went here to school, is b. 5 Sept. 1741. 

14 bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 9 July, 1738. 15 b. 20 Oct. 1740. 16 Sabine, i. 250. 

17 Perkins's Copley, p. 67. Sabine, i. 492. Allen and Drake. See note on same name 
Class of 1747. Benjamin of 1746, an older brother, should perhaps be here and Francis 
transferred to 1754. Francis, according to his diary, was fitted at Halifax and partly at 
Master Lovell's. 18 Died before 1821. 



*Winslow, John? 1 


*f6Haneoek, Ebenezer 

Harv. 1760, A.M. *1819 

*f6Vassall, Lewis 2 

Harv. 1760, A.M. 

*Ruggles, William? J 3 
* Allen, Joshua?! 4 
*Apthorp, Thomas? 5 
*|Jacksois t , Jonathan 6 

Harv. 1761, A.M., Treas. Harv. 
Coll. ; Memb. Cont. Cong. *1810 

*f Marsh, Christopher Bridge 
Harv. 1761, A.M. *1773 

*Lewis, Ezekiel? 7 
*Griggs, John? 8 

*-f5Dana, Edmund^ 

Harv. 1759, A.M., and Camb., 
Eng. ; Vicar of Wroxeter, Salop *1823 

*Bromfield, Samuel ?f 10 

*Hubbard, Miles.?! 11 

*Cowley, John? 12 

*Atkins, Nathaniel?^ 13 




*-\8Dommitt, Joseph 1 * 

Harv. 1762, A.M. 

* Jar vis 15 

^Phillips, Benjamin ? 1G 


1 bapt. Old South, 20 June, 1742, brother of Joshua, whom we suppose ours of 1744, 
and Thomas A. whom we suppose ours of 1748 ; but perhaps Benjamin, bapt. Old South, 
3 Feb. 1739-40 ; or Peter, bapt. Old South, 26 Oct. 1739 ; or William, bapt. Christ Church, 
21 Nov. 1742. See Class of 1747. 2 Died before 1785. 

3 b. 8 Jan. 1742 ; or his brother Joseph, b. 27 June, 1740, both bapt. First Church ; or 
George, b. 30 Sept. bapt. Christ Church, 15 Oct. 1743. 

4 b. 17 Nov. 1740 ; or Samuel, b. 23 Aug. 1743 ; or William, bapt. First Church, 19 July, 
1741 ; or Nathaniel, bapt. Christ Church, 9 Dec. 1744. See Class of 1756. 

5 bapt. King's Chapel, 30 Oct. 1741. 

6 Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 78 ; Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Drake. 
' b. and bapt. Old South, 6 Sept. 1741. 

8 b. 27 May, 1744, brother of William, whom we suppose ours of 1743. 

9 Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 50. 

io b. 1741 ; or Thomas, b. 30 Oct. 1733 ; died in England, May, 1816. H. B. Pearson 
teste, Mar. 1849. See note on Edward Bromfield, Class of 1735. 

n b. 4 Sept. 1740 ; or Thomas, b. 30 Dec. 1740 ; or Abraham, bapt. Christ Church, 21 Dec. 
1740 ; or John, bapt. First Church, 13 Apr. 1742. 

12 b. 30 Aug. 1741. 

13 b. 21 Jan. 1743 ; but perhaps Gibbs, *1806 ; see Sabine, i. 192. 

M h. 15 July, 1742; died before 1809. Spelled in Harvard Quinquennial, Domett. Sup- 
posed to have been an Episcopal missionary in England. Sabine, i. 384, where the name 
is spelled Domette. 

1 5 Can this or the J. of 1734 be Robert, mentioned by Sabine and given in Barrell's List; 
or John, on the list of protesters referred to in note under Goldthwait, Class of 1745. 

W b. 19 Feb. 1739, and probably the same bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 24 Feb. 1740, 
the year being undoubtedly the same, as in other instances previously explained ; brother 
of William, the father of the mayor (see under Class of 1745), who may also belong here, 
if the second William is the one belonging there; but one of these may perhaps be 
Ebenezer on Barrell's List. 



♦Russell, William ?p 

? Harv. 1758. 

*Hickling 2 
♦fPalmer, Thomas 3 

Harv. 1761, A.M. 

♦Torrey, Ebenezer?$ 4 


The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*fHooper, Stephen 

Harv. 1761, A.M. 

*fSewall, Hull 

Harv. 1761, A.M. 

*Sewall, Samuel 5 

Harv. 1761, A.M. 





♦fWmslow, Isaac 6 

Harv. 1762, A.M. 


♦|Dana, Francis 7 

Harv. 1762, A.M., LL.D. 1792, 
Vice-Pres. of Amer. Academy, 
Amer. Minister to Russia, Chief 
Justice Supr. Court, Mass. *1811 


♦Taylor, Winslow 
♦fHutchinson, William 8 

Harv. 1762, A.M. *1797 

♦Knox, Thomas ?t 9 
*f Belknap, Jeremiah 10 

Harv. 1762, A.M., S.T.D. 1792, 
Minis, of Federal-st. Church. *1798 

*|Hill, Thomas 

Harv. 1762, A.M. *1818 

*f01iver, Daniel 11 

Harv. 1762, A.M. *1826 

♦Bromfield, John 12 *i807 

♦Minot, John?:}: 1 3 
♦Tilden, David ?J 14 
*Hunt, John 

Harv. 1763, A.M. *1778 

i b. 5 Aug. 1741 ; or William, b. 12 Sept. 1739 ; or his brother Jonathan, b. 22 Nov. 1742. 

2 William Hickling is given under the Class of 1752, q. v., but if he is the Wm. who was 
b. 21 May, 1742, he had a younger brother John, who may belong there and William more 
properly belong here. 

3 Sabine, ii. 146. See Curwen's Journal, 4th edit. p. 587. 

4 b. and bapt. First Church, 31 Jan. 1741, brother of the T's whom we have supposed 
ours of 1735 ; but perhaps Jonathan, another brother, bapt. First Church, 3 Aug. 1740. 

5 Sabine, ii. 277. 

6 See Sabine, ii. 446, where his death is given as 1819. We follow Harvard Quinquen- 
nial. His name is on Barren's List. See Journal, 4th edit. p. 673. 

7 See Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Drake. Curwen's Journal, 4th edit. p. 516. 

8 Sabine, i. 561, where the date of his death is given 1791. Probably the Wm. bapt. 
King's Chapel, 14 May, 1742. 

9 b. 7 Apr. 1742 ; or his brother Adam, b. 22 Jan. 1743. Probably a son of Adam, who 
came to Boston 1737. See Genealogical Memoir of John Knox, by Rev. C. Rogers, 
London, 1879. 

io Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Drake. He was one of the founders of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society. Hist. Soc. Coll. vi. x. ; Polyanthos, i. 1-13. H Sabine, ii. 129. 

1 2 Son of Edward, merchant of Boston ; brother of Edward, whom we suppose ours of 
1735. b. 6 Jan. 1743 ; died Feb. 1807. Father of J, Bromfield the benefactor of the Boston 
Athanseum. H. B. Pearson teste, as above. See also N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg. 1871. 

13 bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 28 Oct. 1744 ; or another brother, b. 7 Feb. 1742, of Jonas C. 
and Stephen, whom we suppose ours of 1747. 

14 b. 5 Oct. 1741 ; or Jonathan, b. 23 Mar. 1741. 



*01iver, Peter 1 

Harv. 1761, A.M. 

*Brimmer, Martin 2 


*Cobbett, Philip ?$ 3 
*Hubbard, Thomas? 4 
*Briggs, John 

* Wells, Henry? 5 

* Wells, William? 5 

* Price, Henry 
*Wiltshire, Thomas 


The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*|New, John 

Harv. 1762, A.M. 


*Burroughs, William 
*Johnstone, Henry 


* Jackson, Clement 6 

*Hickling, William 7 
*Dolbeare, Benjamin 

Harv. 1763, A.M. 

*|Noyes, Nathaniel 

Harv. 1763, A.M. 

* Jeffries, David 8 





f Jeffries, John 9 

Harv. 1763, A.M., M.D. 1819, 
and Aberd. 1769. *1819 

* Atkins, Henry 

* Griffin, Henry 
*|6Peck, John 10 

Harv. 1762, A.M. *1768 

*Flagg, Gershom 
*Wright 11 

*Johonnot, Francis 12 
*Dennie, Joseph 13 ?*i8ii 

*Ap thorp, George 14 
♦Pitts, William 
*Pitts, Thomas 
*Fletcher, William 
*Hamock, Thomas 
*Brinley, George? 15 
♦Trolett, Michael 

1 See the article on Peter, bis father, in Allen's Biog. Diet. Sabine, ii. 129. 

2 b. 12 Aug. 1742 ; died 27 Sept. Owner of the wharf at one time called Minot's, and 
afterwards, Brimmer's T. 

3 bapt. First Church, 30 Aug. 1746. * bapt. Old South, 4 Jan. 1740-1. 
5 Brothers. H, b. 15 Jan. 1738 ; W., b. 22 June, 1740. 

« See under Joseph, Class of 1742 ; also Class of 1756. , 

7 "William Hickling was b. 21 May, 1742 ; he had a younger brother, John, b. 14 Aug. 
1743. Perhaps William should be given in 1750, as suggested there, and John be here. The 
name looks a little as if inserted in Lovell's manuscript subsequently to the original writing. 

8 b. 6 Sept. 1743. David and John Jeffries were brothers, and sons of David Jeffries, the 
Town Treasurer. 

» b. 16 Feb. 1745 ; died 16 Sept. Sabine, i. 573 ; Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Drake. 

io Probably bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 28 July, 1743. 

11 Can this be the Daniel on Barrell's List ? 

12 New Eng. Hist. Gencal. Keg. vi. 361. 

18 Perhaps father of Joseph Dennie, editor of the Portfolio. See Allen. 

14 bapt. King's Chapel, 9 Feb. 1743-4. 18 bapt. King's Ch. 19 Mar. 1739-40. 





*Bennett, William ?$ x 
♦f6Henshaw, Joshua 

Harv. 1763, A.M. 

*Lowden, William 

* Cordis, Joseph 

* Jackson, Joseph 

* Allen, William 

* Storey, Elisha 
♦Skinner, William 
♦Scott, Daniel ?$ 2 
♦fScollay, John 3 

Harv. 1764, A.M. 

♦Gray, Ellis 
♦Adams, Samuel 
♦fDrowne, Nathaniel Payne 

Harv. 1764, A.M. *1771 

♦Hill, Alexander Sears? J 4 

Harv. 1764, A.M., and N. J. 
1768. *1771 

♦Laughton, Joseph ?*i808 

♦Hunt, Samuel 5 

Harv. 1765, A.M., Head Master. *1816 

♦Gray, Edward ?$ 6 
♦|6 Blowers, Sampson Sal- 
ter 7 

Harv. 1763, A.M., Chief Justice 
Supr. Court Nova Scotia. *1842 

♦Lewis, Jonathan Clarke? 8 
♦fApthorp, Robert 9 
♦Coburn, Seth 
♦Hodgson, Thomas 
♦Jones, Peter Faneuil 
♦Speakman, William 
♦f 6 Hooper, Joseph 10 

Harv. 1763, A.M. 

♦Johonnot, Gabriel 11 



♦Turner, William 12 

?Harv. 1767, A.M. 1771. 

♦f Winter, Francis 

Harv. 1765, A.M. 





1 b. 10 Sept. 1741 ; or Benjamin, bapt. New North Church, 19 Apr. 1741. 

2 Scot (sic) b. 23 Aug. 1744 ; or Joseph, b. 22 May, 1736, on Barrell's List ; or Benjamin, 
b. 24 Jan. 1737. 3 b. 14 June, 1745 ; died before 1776. 

4 bapt. New North, 31 Aug. 1746; or James, b. 5 Oct. 1743; or Samuel, bapt. King's 
Chapel, 4 Oct. 1746. 

5 E. S. Dixwell (Lat. Sch. 1816), his grandson, and one of our Head Masters, says: "I 
have reason to think, from family tradition derived from his only surviving child in 1857, 
that Samuel Hunt was the pupil of Master Lovell in the Latin School, and that he lived 
with his uncle, Dr. Wyott Doubt, for the purpose. This is an interesting fact, and the 
name above is the nearest to the time he would enter the School, considering he graduated 
in 1765. His father was probably also a pupil, entering in 1723." 

e b. 30 Dec. 1744 ; or Lewis, b. 30 Oct. 1743 ; or Alexander, b. 23 Feb. 1741 ; or Peter, 
bapt. Old South, 30 Mar. 1746 ; or James, bapt. Christ Church, 7 May, 1741 ; or perhaps 
Samuel, died 1776 (Sabine, i. 491) ; or Alexander, bapt. New North, 17 Feb. 1744-5. 

7 Sabine, i. 233. Allen, Drake, Thos. Hutchinson's Life and Letters, pp. 341, 342. 

8 bapt. Old South, 27 Jan. 1744-5, brother of Ezekiel, Avhom we suppose ours of 1750. 

9 bapt. King's Chapel, 21 Mar. 1744-5. 

io Sabine, i. 543. U New Eng. Hist. Geneal. Reg. vii. 142. 

i 2 The reference in Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 112, seems to be to him. 



*Amiel, John 1 
*Waterhouse, Richard 
*|Hooper, Robert 

Haw. 1765, A.M. *1784 

*t Taylor, Joseph 2 

Harv. 1765, A.M. *1816 

*fWentworth, Henry 
*Monk, Henry 

*Mainwaring, Nathaniel 
*Green, Benjamin? 3 
* Grant, Moses 4 

*f Hooper, George 5 
*Palmer, Eliakim 
*Brimmer, Andrew 6 

Merchant. *1833 



*fNoyes, Belcher 

Harv. 1765, A.M. *1791 

*Foster, Joseph?^: 7 

* Welch, Francis 

* Jones, William 8 

? Yale, 1762, A.M. *1783 

*Dalton, Peter Roe 9 *isn 

*Dennie, Albert? J 10 
*Witherhead, Thomas 

*f 5 QuiNCEY, JOSIAH 11 

Harv. 1763, A.M., and Yale 
1766. *1775 

*Ballard, Samuel 

The following- entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*Sparhawk, Nathaniel 12 

Harv. 1765, A.M. *1814 

1 See Class of 1757. 2 Curwen, p. 660 ; Sabine, ii. 346. 

3 "We have inserted the name supposing that the Benjamin Greene (sic) of Sabine, i. 498, 
may belong here, he would have been seven years old ; but perbaps Ezra, Harv. 1765, died 
1847, should have been chosen. See p. 70, note 17. 

4 Deacon of Church in Brattle Sq. " An ardent revolutionary patriot. He was a mem- 
ber of the patriotic Corps of Cadets, then under the command of Col. John Hancock, and 
was one of the two who reversed their muskets and broke from the ranks when the 
obnoxious Commissioners of Customs, contrary to what had been previously arranged, 
joined in the procession at the annual election in 1768 — an act of sudden but honest indig- 
nation, but so unmilitary in character that it cost him his place in the company. He was one 
of the ever memorable party who destroyed the tea, and one of those also who removed 
from the guard-house, at the corner of West Street, two cannon, secreting them for a time 
beneath the desk of the Master, in the school-house near by. In various ways, by patient 
sacrifices and earnest efforts, Deacon Grant devoted himself to the cause of liberty." — 
Sermon by Rev. S. K. Lothrop, D.D., on the death of Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of Samuel 
Snclling, and daughter of Moses Grant, published in Christian Register, 1 Oct. 1859. 

5 Sabine, i. 541. 6 b. 20 Feb. 1745; died 17 Sept. 1833. 

7 b. 20 Mar. 1747 ; or Bossenger, b. 3, bapt. Old So. 5 June, 1743 ; or William, bapt. same 
church, 7 Sept. 1746. 8 Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 79, perhaps refers to him. 

» bapt. King's Chapel, 13 Nov. 1743. Cashier U. S. Bank ; see Burial Register K. C. 

io In Dr. Homer's manuscript; but perhaps John, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 14 Oct. 
1744; or Jacob, bapt. same church, 27 July, 1746. 

n The patriot known as J. Q., Jr., father of President Quincy. With John Adams, he 
defended Capt. Preston and the soldiers. See his Life, by Pres. Q. who does not, however, 
mention his connection with the School; also Allen and Drake. 

i' 2 Allen's Biographical Diet, article on Sir William Pepperell, of whom he was grandson. 
Sabine, ii. 323. Usher Parsons's Life of Sir William Pepperrell, p. 335. 




*fDolbear, Thomas 
*Gray, William 
*|Savage, Samuel 1 

Harv. 1766, A.M. 1777, M.D. 
1808. *1831 

*01iver, Hubbard ?$ 2 
*|Apthorp, William 
*Lovell, Nathaniel 
*t Austin, Jonathan Loring 3 

Harv. 1766, A.M. *1826 

*Fitch, Thomas 
*fClarke, Isaac Winslow 4 

Commissary General of Lower 

^Salisbury, Stephen 

*Stone, Robert 
* Fletcher, Henry 
*Ray, Daniel 
*fDowse, Joseph 5 

Harv. 1766, probably Surgeon 
in British Navy. 



* Jackson, Nathaniel ? J 6 

* Whiting, Thomas 

* Whiting, Stephen 

* Williams, Robert 
*Apthorp, William ? 
*Hewes, Ebenezer? 7 
*Waterhouse, Nathaniel 
*Sewall, Jonathan Mitchel 8 


*Sewall, Stephen 
*Saltonstall, Nathaniel 9 

Harv. 1766, A.M. ; Physician. *1815 

* Sargent, Epes 

Harv. 1766. *1822 


*|5 Banister, John 10 

Harv. 1764, A.M. *1807 

The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*|Sparhawk, William Pep- 
perell ; afterwards Sir 
William Peppebell 11 

Baronet, Harv. 1766, A.M. *1816 

1 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

2 b. 28 Sept. 1745, an older brother of Wm. S. of 1756 ; but perhaps Andrew, b. 15 Sept. 
1746 ; Harv. 1765, A.M. and New Jersey 1772 ; *1772. 

3 Allen ; Drake ; also Loring's One Hundred Boston Orators, p. 173 

4 Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 44 ; Sabine, i. 317. 

5 b. 3 Apr. 1747, died before 1827. 

6 b. 28 Aug. 1743 ; had brothers Samuel and Daniel, whom we have taken as perhaps 
ours of 1742 and 1749 ; or William, bapt. Old South, 7 Sept. 1746, brother of Edward and 
Clement, whom we have supposed ours of 1744 and 1752 ; or Benjamin, bapt. Church in 
Brattle Sq. 11 Mar. 1744. 

7 b. 26, bapt. Old South, 30 Nov. 1746. 8 See Allen. 

9 Allen ; Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. second series, vol. iv., p. 166. 

10 The reference, Sabine, i. 205, is perhaps to him. 

ii Sabine, ii. 176, et seq. Article on Sir William Pepperell, (the first) in Allen's Amer. 
Biog. Diet. ; also Drake ; also Parsons's Life of Sir William Pepperrell, and biographical 
notice, p. 620, (S.) Curwen's Journal. 




* Jackson, Henry?:}: 1 
*fScollay, James 
*Hay, John 
*Oxnard, William 
*f Smith, Isaac 2 

Harv. 1767, A.M., Tutor and 
Librarian Harv. • *1829 

* Warren 

* Oliver, William Sandford 3 

Sheriff of County of St. John. *1813 

* Waters, Josiah 
*|6Gibbs, Henry 4 

Harv. 1766, A.M. *1794 

*Gore, John 5 *1796 

*Pitts, Samuel *1805 

*Skinner, Francis ?J 6 
*Story, William 

* Allen, James ?f 7 
*fPerkins, James 

* Walker, James 

*Jarvis, Charles 8 

Harv. 1766, A.M. 


* Allen, Benjamin ?J 7 

*Peirce, Joseph 


The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*fWinthrop, Adam 

Harv. 1767, A.M. 

*|Hodgdon, Thomas 
*|Oxnard, Edward 9 

Harv. 1767, A.M. 




*fGreene, David 10 

Harv. 1768, A.M., and Yale 
1772; Merchant. *1812 

*Drowne, Samuel? 11 


*Foster, Thomas Waite? 12 

*Amiel, Peter? 13 

1 b. 19, bapt. Old South, 25 Oct. 1747; with little doubt. He had brothers Joseph, 
Edward and Clement, who would agree with ours of 1742, 44 and 52. Can he be Gen. 
Henry, the Colonel of the Boston Regiment, who, according to Drake, was born in Boston 
in 1748 and died 4 Jan. 1809 ? Perhaps William, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 5 Feb. 1749 ; 
or perhaps William, given in the Class above. 2 Sabine, ii. 311 ; also Allen. 

3 Sabine, ii. 137. On Barrell's List. 4 (s.) Curwen's Jour., fourth edit., p. 550. 

5 See note on Ezekiel Goldthwait, 1745 ; also Whitmore's Paine and Gore Families. 

8 b. 1 Jan. 1746 ; but perhaps one of his brothers, William, b. 7 Feb. 1742, or John, b. 
5 Dec. 1748. 

7 bapt. Old South, 22 July, 1744. There was a James Allen born in Boston 24 July, 1739 
(see Allen's Biog. Diet., also Drake) ; but as he would have been seventeen years old at 
this time, it is improbable that he is the same as this ; or one may be Lewis, bapt. Christ 
Church, 29 Oct. 1747 ; or Nathaniel, for whom see under the Class of 1750. See also Classes 
of 1747 and 59. Dr. Homer gives this name as Joseph. 

8 Sec Bridgman's Copp's Hill Epitaphs, p. 38 ; also Drake ; " The bald eagle of the Boston 
seat ;" Allen. Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, pp. 308, 9. o Sabine, ii. 138. 

i" 1). 20 June, 1749. Originally given without an e. but spelled in the biographical 
notices of (S.) Curwen's Journal, fourth edition, p. 554, with one. Sabine, i. 498 ; see also 
note on Goldthwait, 1745. 

U b. 4 Dec. 1749. 12 b. 22 Sept. bapt. Old South, 9 Oct. 1748. 

W b. 25 Oct. 1749. Of this there can be little doubt, as he had an older brother John, who 
i* nrobablv ours of 1754. 





*f6 Coffin, Nathaniel 1 

Coll. of Customs at St. Kitts. *1831 

♦Dennie, James 
*t Allen, Joseph 2 

Member Contin. Cong. ; Harv. 

♦Crombie, William 
♦Boyce, John? 3 
♦Foster, Edward ?$ 4 
*Campbell, Andrew? 5 
♦f01iver, Peter 6 

Harv. 1769, A.M., M.D. of 
Aberdeen. *1795 

*Pollard, Jonathan 

*Hughes, Samuel 6 

♦Peck, Robert Maynard?^ 7 

*Savage, William *i827 


♦Turner, William? 8 

?Harv. 1767, A.M. 1771. *1808 

♦Osburn, Samuel? 9 

1758. — 

♦f6Henshaw, Andrew 

Harv. 1768, A.M. *1782 

* Story, Isaac 10 

? Minister of Marblehead ; Coll. 
of New Jersey 1768. *1816 

*j6 Went worth, Samuel 
♦Butler, Gillam 
♦Halsey, Thomas Lloyd 
♦Brinley, Thomas 11 

Lieut.-Col. and Quartermaster- 
Gen, of British Troops in W. I. *1805 

♦Hooper, Thomas 12 

♦Gore, Samuel *i83i 

♦Brown, Aaron? J 13 

♦Gray, Edward 

♦j*Jones, Daniel 

Probably Harv. 1769, A.M. *1779 

*fPitts, Lendall 
♦Barrett, John 
♦Simpson, John 14 
♦Coffin, William" 
♦fCooper, William 
♦fCooper, Jacob 
♦Phillips, William 16 

Lieut.-Gov. of Mass. *1827 

♦Tyler, William 
♦Melvil, Thomas 17 

New Jersey 1769, A.M. and 
Harv. 1773. *1832 

♦Hubbard, Joseph 

♦Lewis, William 

♦f 8 Morehead, Alexander 

1 Sabine, i. 326. 2 Drake. A nephew of Samuel Adams. Allen. 3 b. 4 June, 1749. 

4 Sabine, i. 432 ; or John, b. 10 May, 1750. 5 b. 22 June, 1749. 6 On Barrell's List. 

7 b. 1 Oct. 1747 ; recorded on Town Records Manyard (sic) ; see Genealogical History 
of Descendants of Joseph Peck by Ira B. Peck. But perhaps Nathaniel, bapt. First Church, 
15 May, 1748 ; or his brother Benjamin, bapt. 10 Dec. 1749. 

8 b. 27 Feb. 1745 (Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 112). See Classes of 1754, 1761 and 63. 

9 On Town Records, Osborn (sic), b. 14 Apr. 1748. 

io See Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Sprague's Annals of Amer. Puipit, i. 242. 

ii bapt. King's Chapel, 19 Oct. 1750. Sabine, i. 256. 12 Sabine, i. 541. 

13 bapt. New North, 3 Dec. 1749; or Gershom, bapt. Old South, 6 Oct. 1751. 

14 Sabine, ii. 303, prob. refers to him. 15 Sabine, i. 326. His. A. and H. A. Co. 2d ed. p. 336. 

16 Of too weak health to go to College, b. 10 Apr. 1750 ; died May 26. See Allen (who 
gives date of death 1817) and Drake. 

17 Major ; afterwards spelled his name Melville ; one of the Boston Tea Party. See Allen ; 
also Hist. Sketch of Massachusetts Lodge. 



*Knox, Henry 1 

Brig.-Gen. Cont. Army, Sec. of 
War. *1806 

*Hallowell, Ward; afterwards 
Ward Nicholas Boylston 2 

*Pelham, Henry 3 

*Gray, Edward 

*Green, John?$ 4 

* Jackson, William ?J 5 

*Bean, Thomas? 6 

* William Tudor 7 

Harv. 1769, A.M.,Colonel, Judge 
Advocate Gen., Sec. of State. *1819 



*f Adams, Samuel 8 

Harv. 1770, A.M. *1788 

*t 6 Austin, Jonathan Wil- 
liams 9 

Harv. 1769, A.M. *1779 

* Palfrey 

* Allen, John Baxter ?| 10 
*Thacher, Peter 11 

Harv. 1769, A.M., S.T.D. Edin. 
1791, Minister of Maiden and 
Church in Brattle Sq. *1802 


*Hutcliinson, John? 12 

*Deblois, George? 13 *1819 

1 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary ; also Drake. 

2 He took the name Boylston from his maternal grandfather in 1770. See manuscript 
note in Thayer's family records. See C. T. Russell's History of Princeton, p. 127, and 
Memoir in S. Curwen's Journal, fourth edit. p. 503. Sabine, i. 247, says he died in 1828. 
Allen is in error in calling him son of Nicholas Boylston, and Drake right in making him 
son of Benjamin Hallowell. 3 Perkins's Life of Coplej', p. 92. On Barrell's List. 

4 b. 23 Jan. 1748 ; or Hammond, bapt. Christ Church, 1 Jan. 1748-9 ; or David, b. 20 
June, 1749; or Nathaniel, bapt. First Church, 10 Feb. 1751, who had a brother Nathaniel, 
who may be ours of 1740, and a brother Jeremy, who may be ours of 1741 or 42. 

5 1). 5 Feb. 1748; but perhaps Edward, bapt. First Church, 3 Apr. 1748. 

6 b. 24 June, 1749. 

1 From the Biography of Judge Tudor, prepared by his son for the Collections of the 
Mass. Hist. Soc. II. viii. 285, of which he was a founder, it appears that he was of this 
Class. Mis name is not upon Lovell's Catalogue. See Drake ; also Loring's Hundred 
Boston Orators, p. 135. 

8 Son of the patriot. See article in Allen's Biog. Diet, on his father. 

9 Drake's Biog. Diet. ; also Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 133. 

io b. 8 Oct. 1751 ; or Caleb, bapt. Christ Church, 8 May, 1749 (see Classes of 1747, 50 and 
56); or Benjamin, bapt. Old South, 2 July, 1749; or Joseph, bapt. New North, 17 Sept. 
1749; or Jeremiah, bapt. First Church, 1 Sept. 1750, a brother of William, whom we sup- 
pose the same as ours of 1753. 

H Emerson's funeral sermon. Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Drake ; also Sprague's Annals 
of the American Pulpit, i. 718; Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 125; Collections of 
Mass. Hist. Soc. viii. 277. 12 D . 13 Nov. 1751. 13 b. 22 Oct. 1750. 

May, 1758. Examination by Selectmen and others: 115 scholars in South Grammar 
School, 36 in North Grammar School, — all in very good order. I. F. Shepard's Ilistoiy 
of the Public Bchoolfl in Boston in Dickinson's Boston Almanac for 1849, pp. 83 and 84. 



*|Joy, John 1 

*Hubbard, Simon Ray?$ 2 

*Croswell, Andrew 

* McClure, David 3 

Yale 1769, A.M. and Dart. 1773, 
S.T.D. Dart. 1803, Minister of 
New Hampton, N.H. and East 
Windsor, Conn. *1820 

*Hunt, Richard Tothill?J 4 


* Whit worth, John? 5 
•Hall, Thomas Mitchell? 6 
*Dolbeare, John? 7 
*Pollard, Jonathan? 8 


♦Salter, Malachi?J 10 

* Martin, James 

*Prince, George? J 11 

*Prince, Job?J 12 
*|2Lee, Joseph 

The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*+Sargent, Wlnthrop 13 

Harv. 1771, A.M. ; Governor of 
Territory of Mississippi. *1820 


*SheafTe, William 1 * 
*tBowDonsr, James 15 

Harv. 1771, A.M., Fellow Harv. 
Minister to Spain. *1811 

*fEdwards, Thomas 

Harv. 1771, A.M. *1806 

* Jackson, John? 16 
*fMorton, Perez 17 

Harv. 1771, A.M., Attor'y Gen. 

of Mass. 


1 Probably a son of John, on Barrell's List, who is undoubtedly the same referred to by 
Sabine, i. 596. See also Classes of 1765 and 1768. bapt. 1st Ch. 29 Dec. 1751. 

2 b. 19 Sept. 1749. There was a William, graduate of Columbia 1770. 

3 See Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Drake. 

4 See Hunt Genealogy, p. 348; but perhaps William, died 1804, ibid. 287; or perhaps 
Shrimpton, b. 18 Jan. 1750, bapt. First Church, 20 Jan. 1751 (undoubtedly the same year, 
as explained above). 

5 b. 26 Nov. 1749, an older brother of Miles, ours of 1761. 

6 b. 16 Oct. 1750. See note on same name in 1760. ~> b. 15 June, 1752. 

8 b. 19 July, 1749, a brother of Benjamin, whom we suppose ours of 1763. 

9 Can he be Benjamin, Yale 1768, A.M., died 1794 ? 

10 bapt. Old South, 11 Mar. 1749-50 ; possibly, though hardly probably, William, b. 8 
Feb. 1741. 

11 b. 23 July, 1743, a brother of Samuel, whom we suppose possibly ours of 1748 ; but 
perhaps William, bapt. King's Chapel, 25 Jan. 1747-8. 

12 b. 28 Sept. 1751 ; but perhaps Hezekiah Blanchard, b. 15 Aug. 1749, brother of Thomas, 
whom we suppose ours of 1762 ; or William, bapt. King's Chapel, 12 Mar. 1748-9. 

13 See Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 102 ; also Drake's Biog. Diet. 

14 See Sabine, ii. 281. 

1 5 Benefactor of Bowdoin College, Maine. See Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Drake. 

16 b. 17, bapt. Church in Brattle Sq. 18 Mar. 1753. 

17 The Harvard Quinquennial omits the e. See Allen's Biog. Diet.; Hist. Sketch of 
Massachusetts Lodge, p. 116 ; Loving's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 129. 



*Tilley, John? 1 


*|4Sprague, Lawrence 2 

Harv. 1768, A.M. 

*j6Sprague, JUdward* 

Harv. 1770, A.M., Minister of 



Dublin, N.H. 

*fSprague, John 4 

Harv. 1772, A.M. 

*Davis, William ?f 5 
*Codner, Abraham? 6 
*Ecles, Benjamin ?J 7 
*Bromneld, Henry 8 


*Tliayer, Joh?i 9 
^Hutchinson, William San- 
ford 10 

Harv. 1770, A.M. *1780 

•Hall, William ?:f 11 
*fCheever, William 

Harv. 1771, A.M. *1786 


*Etheridge, Nathaniel? 12 
*|Joy, Michael 

Harv. 1771 and Coll. of New 
Jersey 1771, A.M. Harv. 

* Austin, Benjamin 13 
♦fVassall, William 14 

Harv. 1771. 

*Sherburne, Joseph 
*Dowse 15 

*Clough, William 

*f 8 Williams, Edward 

*Handfield, Charles 




*Tracey, Nathaniel 16 

Harv. 1769, A.M. and Coll. of 
New Jersey 1773. 

*fLoring, Joseph Royal 




f 1796 

1 b. 30 Mar. 1748. 2 Died before 1785. 

3 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

4 b. 2 June, 1752. 

5 b. 30 Nov. 1749 ; or John, b. 19 May, 1753 ; or Robert, bapt. Christ Ch. 14 Oct. 1750. 

6 b. 18 Jan. 1750. 

7 b. 5 Nov. 1755, a brother of Peter, whom we have assumed to have been in School in 
1764; or another Benjamin, b. 25 May, 1752; or another Benjamin, b. 8 Nov. 1752. 

8 b. 24 Dec. 1741. This was the only son of Henry Bromfield, late of Harvard, Mass., 
and grandson of Edward ; married in London, and died in Cheltenham, 5 Feb. 1837. Teste, 
II. B. Pearson, 29 Mar. 1849. 

9 Perhaps Rev. John, b. 13 Mar. 1745, son of Cornelius; converted to the Roman 
Catholic faith in 1783, and began a mission here in Catholic Church in School Street, 10 
June, 1790. Thayer's Family Record ; see also Coll. Hist. Soc. iii. 264, Mem. Sam'l Breck, 
p. 116. If not he, can he be the John who received the hon. degree of A.B. at Yale in 1779 ? 

w b. Aug. 1752. Sabine, ii. 385. 

U b. 4 Mar. 1750 ; or he may be ours of 1759, and this his brother Thomas, b. 8 Apr. 1752. 
William Hall graduated at Harvard 1766, but it is hardly possible he can be our boy, unless 
he was of 1759. 

M bapt. First Church, 24 Mar. 1751. 

13 A political writer. See Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Drake. 

14 bapt. King's Chapel, 7 Feb. 1753. Sabine, ii. 385. 
16 Probably the same as of 17."",. 

lr > The Harvard Quinquennial and the Catalogue of the Coll. of New Jersey, omit the c. 



The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*tBernarcl, Shute 
*|Sparhawk, Samuel Hirst 1 

Harv. 1771. 


*Scollay, Daniel ?$ 2 
♦fWhitworth, Miles 3 

Haw. 1772. 

*Minott 4 


*Whitwell, Benjamin? 5 

* Carpenter 

*f Simpson, Jonathan 6 

Harv. 1772. 

*Turner, Thomas? J 7 





*t Coffin, Thomas Aston 8 

Harv. 1772, A.M. 1791, Baronet.*1810 



*Roads, Henry 9 

* Tyler 

*Hewes, Robert? 10 

*Peirce, Isaac ?$ 1 x 
*Eustis, William 12 

Harv. 1772, A.M. 1784, LL.D. 
1823. Sect'y of War to United 
States, Minis, to Holland, Gov. ' 
of Massachusetts. *1825 


*Bailey, Thomas ? x 3 

*|5 Winthrop, John 1 4 

Harv. 1770, A.M. 1774. *1780 

The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

* j Clarke, Jo7m 15 

Harv. 1774, A.M., S.T.D. Edin. 
Minister of First Church. 

*Perkins, John 
*Loring, William 
*tHill, Edward 


Harv. 1772. 


1 See Usher Parson's Life of Sir William Pepperrell, p. 340 ; also Samuel Curwen's 
Journal, fourth edition, p. 658 ; also Sabine, ii. 323. He is on Barrell's List. 

2 bapt. Old South, 27 Jan. 1754 ; or John, his brother, bapt. same church, 11 June, 1749. 

3 Sabine, ii. 427. 4 Can this be John Marston M., Harv. 1767, b. Jamaica Island, 1747 ? 
5 bapt. Old South, 11 Aug. 1751 ; or he may be one of the Samuels given under the next 

Class. 6 Sabine, ii. 303. (S.) Curwen's Journal, fourth edit. p. 657. See Class of 1763. 

7 b. 4 Dec. 1754, a brother of William, whom we suppose ours of 1757; Sabine, ii. 427; 
see also Class of 1763 ; but perhaps John, bapt. Christ Church, 8 Dec. 1751. 

8 See Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 46 ; Sabine, i. 327 ; Samuel Curwen's Journal, fourth 
edition, p. 513 ; also Drake's Biographical Dictionary. 

9 bapt. King's Chapel, 21 Dec. 1753. Dr. Homer spells this name Rhodes. 

io bapt. King's Chapel, 3 July, 1750. 

H b. 25 Dec. 1753 ; but perhaps his brother John, b. 28 Sept. 1750. 

12 See Drake's Biographical Dictionary ; also Allen. 13 b. 21 Aug. 1751. 

1 4 He was a brother of Lieut. Gov. Thomas L. See Allen's article on Waitstill Winthrop. 

1 5 See Drake ; also Allen. We retain this name as printed in the old Catalogue, but Dr. 
Clai'ke Avas born in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1755, and would have been but six years old at 
this time. The College Class of 1774 is later than that in which most of the boys of this 
Class graduated ; but with all this, it is not impossible that he is our boy. There was a 
John Clarke, Harv. 1772, who died 1778, and as that Class is the one in which most of this 
graduated, it may be that he is our boy. See Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc. vi. iii. 



*Sprague, John 

Harv. 1772, A.M. 

*fHomans, John 

Harv. 1772, Physician. 



*Sheaffe, Nathaniel 1 

*Rand, John? 2 

^fJohonnot, Francis 3 

Merchant and Navy Agent. *I815 

*|Blanchard, Caleb 

*Taylor 4 

*fAppleton, Nathaniel Walker 5 

Harv. 1773, A.M., Physician. *1795 

*\Lovell, Benjamin 6 

Harv. 1774. *1828 

*Green, Francis? 7 

*Powell, William Dummek 8 

Chief Justice Upper Canada. *1834 


*Whitwell, Samuel 9 

College of New Jersey 1774, 
Physician. *1791 

*fDavis, Edward 
*Davis, Solomon? 10 
* fivers, James, afterwards 
James Trecothick 11 

Harv. 1773, A.M., Member of 
the British Parliament. *1843 

*t Williams, Robert 

Harv. 1773. *1834 

*King, . James? 12 
*Vassall, Henry? 13 
*Carnes, Thomas 
*y Prince, Thomas 14 

Harv. 1773, A.M. 1778. *1790 

*McNeal 15 



♦Marshall, Ebenezer?f 16 

l Sabine, ii. 293. 2 bapt. King's Chapel, 10 Mar. 1756. 

3 New Eng. Hist. Geneal. Reg. vii. p. 143. Burial Register King's Chapel. 

4 The only name on the Town Records of birth bearing any similarity to this, about this 
time, is Gillam Tailer {sic), b. 5, bapt. King's Chapel, 10 Nov. 1754. The Gillam Taylor, 
Sabine, ii. 346, can hardly be our boy, as at this time he would have been but five years old. 

5 See Genealogy of Appleton Family, p. 22. 6 Sabine, ii. 31. 7 b. 18 Jan. 1750. 

8 bapt. King's Chapel, 30 Nov. 1755. Sabine, ii. 200, gives his name William Dummell, 
but the King's Chapel record, which gives Dummer, is undoubtedly correct. Perkins's Life 
of Copley, p. 96, says Anna Dummer Powell, the sister of Gov. Dummer, was wife of John 
Powell, which, if she were not mother of this Wm., shows a family connection, between 
the Powells and Dummers. Drake gives his name as Dinsmoor, and the date of his birth 
1756, both of which must be incorrect. 

9 Loring, in tbe Hundred Boston Orators, p. 228, states positively he was our boy, enter- 
ing this year ; so we leave the ? off. He also says he was thirty-eight years old at his 
death, which makes it probable he was son of William and brother of Benjamin above, 
Class of 1761, and in that case bapt. Old South, 25 Feb. 1753. There was another Samuel, 
json of Samuel, b. 12, bapt. Old South, 13 Jan. 1754, whom, for the reason given, we do not 
identify with him. io b. 29 Sept. 1754. " See Allen's Biog. Diet. 

W bapt. Old South, 29 July, 1753. ? Andrew, Coll. of New Jer. 1773, A.M., died 1815. 
1 •"• bapt. King's Chapel, 1 Apr. 1754. See Vassalls of New England, p. 21. 
W b. 27 Sept. 1752. He had a brother Hezekiah Blanchard, who may be our boy of 1759, 
and another brother James, whom we suppose to be our boy of 1765. 

15 See McNeill, Class of 1765. l* b. 27 Mar. 1754 ; or Benjamin Sopcr, b. 21 Feb. 1754. 




* Mason, Jonathan 1 

Coll. of New Jersey 1774, Kep. 
and Sen. in Congress. *1831 

*Carewe, James 

* Bernard, Thomas? 2 

Harv. 1767, A.M., and Lambeth, 
LL.D. Edinburgh 1801, Baronet 
1809, Chancellor of the Diocese 
of Durham. *1818 

*Wentworth, Henry 
*Thomas, Nathaniel Ray 3 
*|2 Thatcher, Thomas f 4 . 

Harv. 1775, A.M., Minister of 
Dedham. *1812 

*Sirnpson, Jonathan 5 
*t6Flucker, Thomas 6 

Harv. 1773, Lieut, in British 
Army. *1785 

* Oliver, Brindley Sylvester 7 

Harv. 1774, Surg. British Army *1828 

*Coffin, John? § 

General in British Army. *1838 

*Deblois, Gilbert 9 *iso3 

*Cragie, Andrew " iH 

*|Perkins, George 
*Green, William 
*Waldo, Jonathan?^ 
*\Bradford, John 11 

Harv. 1774, A.M., Minister of 
Second Church, Roxbury. *1825 

^Philips, Turner? 12 
*fTileston, Onesiphorus 

Harv. 1774, A.M. *1809 

*Borland, Francis? J 1 3 

Harv. 1774. *1826. 


1 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 139 ; also Drake's Biographical Dictionary. 

2 See Allen on his father, Gov. Sir Francis ; Sabine, i. 225 ; Burke's Peerage, 43d ed. 18S1. 

3 If, as the Catalogue of 1847 says, he was A.B. of Harv., he must be Nathaniel of 1774, 
and the Ray is an error. The same name on Barrell's List may be his, but is perhaps more 
likely that of his father. See Sabine, ii. 351. 

4 In the Catalogue of 1847, this was given as Peter Thatcher, Harv. 1769, minister of the 
Church in Brattle Sq., but Emerson's Funeral Sermon says distinctly that he entered in 
1759 ; and though on Lovell's Catalogue the name Peter is here written out, and Loring 
(following perhaps our Catalogue of 1847), says he entered in 1763, we have concluded 
that it is best to place him in 1759 and insert here the name of his brother Thomas, who 
was of an age to make it probable that he was our boy of this Class. 

6 See Class of 1761 ; it is hard to say whether this is the same boy who re-entered, or 
another of the same name, or whether there is not an error here for John. Sabine, ii. 303. 
6 Sabine, i. 429. 7 The Harvard Quinquennial and Sabine, ii. 137, spell Brinley. 

8 b. 1756. Brother of Isaac, of our Class of 1766 ; cousin of Thomas A. of 1761. See 
Memoir by his son, Capt. Henry Edward Coffin, R.N. ; also Drake, and Sabine, i. 326. 
Sabine was wrong in his age, which was but eighty-two. 

9 Erased by William W. Greenough in his interleaved Catalogue, edition of 1847, on 
the supposition that he is identical with our Gilbert Deblois of 1773, q. v. ; but we suppose 
him to be the G. D. bapt. King's Chapel, 29 Sept. 1755, and consequently identical only in 
name. He is probably a son of the Gilbert referred to in Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 51. 
Died 12 Nov. 

io b. 21 June, 1754; but perhaps Joseph, b. 26 Apr. 1758, brother of Daniel, whom we 
suppose the same as ours of 1770. U See Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1791-1835, p. 382. 

12 Phillips {sic) on Town Records, b. 12 Sept. 1755. fjohn, Coll. of New Jersey 1774. 

13 Sabine, i. 237 ; or perhaps John Lindal, b. 18 Aug. 1754. This name, like that of 
Deblois above, is erased by Mr. Greenough and Prof. H. W. Haynes from their Catalogues 
in this Class, and inserted as Samuel in the Class of 1773. Both names being clearly on 
Lovell's list here, we think it best to retain them in the absence of more definite information. 



*Potter, John? 1 

*|Eustis, Abraham 

*Blanchard, Joshua 

*Pollard, Benjamin? 2 

*Turner, Samuel? 3 

*Doggett, Samuel 4 

*Wallcut 5 






*Moor, Morris 

*t Moore, Alfred 6 

Judge of Supreme Court of N. 
Carolina. *1805 

*Plaistead 7 
*Plaistead, Benjamin 7 

The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*Mardenborough, Giles 


* Wheelwright, John 8 *i792 

*Scollay, William 9 
*Pollard, Joshua? 10 
*Pollard, Peter? 10 
*Cragie, John 
*Gordon, George 
*|Gk)rdon, Alexander 
*Whitworth, Nathaniel 11 *i799 

*Newman, Henry 12 *isn 

*|Laughton, Henry 
*fSpooner, John Jones 1 s 

Harv. 1775, A.M., Rector of 
Martin's Brandon, Virginia. *1799 

*Mason, Daniel 
*fSmith, William 

Harv. 1775, A.M. *1816 

*Blanchard, Samuel ?* 4 
^Billings 15 
*Stone, William 
*Doggett, Thomas? J 16 

1 b. 29 Mar. 1755. 

2 b. 8 Feb. 1752, a brother of Jonathan, whom we think possibly our boy of 1759. This 
name occurs on Barrell's List, but may belong to an older person. 

3 b. 15 July, 1756, a brother of William and Thomas, whom we suppose our boys of 
1757 and 1761. 4 He may be identical with Samuel Doggett of our Class of 1765. 

5 See Class of 1766, note on Thomas Walcutt. 

6 Drake's Biog. Diet, says he was born in North Carolina and died 1810, and was Judge 
of Supreme Court of United States. Allen agrees in the latter statements, which makes it 
possible that there is some error in claiming him as our boy. 

7 Dr. Homer suggests John for one of these, and Benjamin for the other. 

« bapt. King's Chapel, 9 Mar. 1757. 9 See Hist. Sketch of Mass. Lodge, p. 117- 

10 Brothers, and brothers of Jonathan, whom we suppose to be of 1759, and Benjamin, 
whom we suppose to be of 1763, above. Joshua, b. 15 Jan. 1755 ; Peter, b. 1 Aug. 1756. 

11 Sabine, ii. 427. 12 See Mass. Society of Cincinnati, by F. S. Drake, p. 43. 
13 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1791-1835, pp. 55 and 57. 

" b. 29 Feb. 1756. See Class of 1765. 

is Can he be Edward, Harv. 1775, A.M. 1778, died 1806 ? 

16 bapt. First Church, 26 Dec. 1756 ; perhaps however a repetition of Samuel above, q. v. 
See also Class of 1765. 



* North, William 1 

Adj. Gen. in Contin. Army. *1836 

•fFitch, William 
•Cutler, Benjamin Clarke 

* Williams, John 2 
•Parker, William ?$ 3 

*Edes, Peter? 4 
•Clarke, Samuel 5 

Major in Boston Regiment. *1780 

•Hudson, Benjamin 
*|6 Maudsley, Robert 
•Loring, John Gyles ?$ 6 
•Loring, William? 7 
*Bruce, Daniel 
•fBruce, Thomas 
*Apthorp, Charles ?J 8 

The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*f Oliver, Thomas Fitch 9 

1775, A.M., and Brown 





*fLeverett, Thomas 

Harv. 1776, A.M. *1784 

•SheafTe, Thomas Child 10 
•McNeill, Archibald 11 
•Glover, Nathaniel 
•Sew all, Samuel 12 

Harv. 1776, A.M., LL.D. 1808, 
Chief Justice Supr. Court of 
Mass., Memb. of Congress. *1814 

•Gibbs. William 

1 See Drake's Biographical Dictionary ; also Allen. 

2 There is a hoy of this name on Hunt's Catalogue at the North Grammar School in 
1767, and as it appears not to have been uncommon for the boys of this School to be trans- 
ferred to that and vice versa, he may be the same as this. 

3 b. 29 Aug. 1755 ; or possibly Benjamin, bapt. Old South, 3 Oct. 1756 ; or Robert, bapt. 
Christ Church, 27 May, 1750. 

4 There is very little doubt that this is the Peter, son of Benjamin Edes, the Revolution- 
ary printer, b. 17 Dec. 1756, who was a political prisoner with James Lovell in 1775. A 
copy of his Journal, while in prison, is in the hands of Henry H. Edes, of Boston. See 
Class of 1760, and note under James Lovell, p. 19 ; also Drake's Biog. Diet. 

5 Born in Rawson's Lane (now Bromfield Street), 1754. See Record of some of the 
descendants of Thomas Clarke, by Samuel C. Clarke (of our Class of 1816), pp. 21 and 22. 

6 b. 25 Mar. 1753 ; but perhaps William, bapt. Old South, 16 Jan. 1758. 
< b. 11 Apr. 1759. 

8 bapt. King's Chapel, 2 Apr. 1756, son of Charles Ward A. ; or John, bapt. at same 
church, 18 May, 1757. It is possible that he is the Charles Apthorp whose picture is de- 
scribed in Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 31. 

9 See Sprague's Annals, v. 383. On Hunt's Catalogue the name of Thomas Oliver 
appears at the North Grammar School in 1767 to 1770, and for the reasons given under John 
Williams above, it seems to us that this may be the same boy, and that he went to college 
from that school instead of from ours. 

io Died before 1793 ; Sabine, ii. 293. 

n Possibly identical with the same name on Barrell's List, though we think that more 
probably his father (Sabine, ii. 74), and that this is the son, referred to there, who died in 
1797. The name McNeal, Class of 1762, may be identical with this, or the note here given 
may belong under that, but we have preferred to insert it here, as the Christian name here 
given corresponds to the refei'ences. 

i 2 See Drake's Biographical Dictionary ; Allen ; also Knapp's Biog. Sketches, p. 219. 



* Gushing, Thomas 
♦Winslow, Samuel 

Harv. 1776, A.M. *1814 

♦Alien, Samuel ?J X 
♦Johonnot, George Stuart 2 


*fCoffin, William William 

* Chapman, Joseph 3 
*Joye, Benjamin 
♦Appleton, John 
♦Tyler, Royal 4 

Harv. 1776 and Yale A.M., and 
Vermont 1811, Chief Justice 
Supr. Court of Vermont, Prof, 
of Law in Univ. of Vermont. *1826 

♦Scollay, Benjamin 
*Davis, William 

*f Paddock, John 5 


♦Loring, Joseph 
♦Gore, Christopher 6 

Harv. 1776 A.M., LL.D. 1809, 
Fell. Harv. Coll., Pres't Mass. 
Hist.Soc., Gov. of Mass., U.S. 
Senator. *1827 

♦Torrey, Samuel 
*Newman, William 
♦Adams, Benjamin Fenno?J 7 
♦Prince, James 8 
♦Doggett, Samuel 9 

Harv. 1775. *1817 

♦Clarke 10 

♦Blanchard, Edward? J 11 *i838 

1 bapt. New North, 22 May, 1757. There was a James Allen at the North Grammar 
School in 1767, who may have entered here, and like his classmate Gore below, gone there 
later ; and it is perhaps his name that we should have inserted. 

2 New Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg. vii. 144. bapt. King's Chapel, 3 Nov. 1756. The middle 
name is spelled on the Church Records Stewart. Isaac is given on Lovell's list, but evi- 
dently written in by a later hand. 

3 The same name appears at the North Grammar School from 1767 to 1771. He may, like 
others of his classmates, have gone from here there. 

4 See Drake's Biographical Dictionary ; also Allen. 

5 Sabine, ii. 140. 

6 See Hist. Sketch of Mass. Lodge, p. 121 ; Collections Mass. Hist. Soc. iii. 191 ; Drake's 
Biog. Diet., also Allen. He was at the North Grammar School from 1770 to 1772, and went 
from there to Harvard College. See the note under Peter M. Crequie, Class of 1767. 

7 b. 19 Nov. 1757 ; but perhaps William, bapt. Old South, 21 Mar. 1756 ; or John Par- 
miter (sic) , bapt. New North, 10 Apr. 1757. 

8 b. 25 Feb. 1756. He had a brother Thomas, whom we suppose the same as ours of 
1762 ; and another, Hezekiah B. who may be our boy of 1759. 

He is perhaps identical with the James given in the next Class, and inserted accidentally 
here or there ; if the former, the name here may be Joseph, b. 24 Aug. 1753, a brother 
of John, whom we suppose possibly one of ours of 1759. The name is abbreviated in 
Lovell's Catalogue, and it is hard to tell whether intended for Jas. or Jos. 

9 See notes on the same name in the two preceding Classes. This boy may have entered 
in 1763, left and re-entered. 

10 We have been unable to find on the Town Records, or on those of any church, or in 
the Clarke volume referred to above, a Christian name to insert here, but think it not un- 
likely that this is the Samuel of the last Class, repeated by some accident. 

11 b. 26 Dec. 1760 ; or Samuel, who appears at the North Grammar School in 1767, whom 
we have supposed our boy of 1764. But there is a Thomas Blanchard who was at the North 
Grammar School from 1768 to 1775, who may have been here first and gone there, as wc 
have already noted of other boys in this Class. 





* Jones, Thomas Kilby 


*Johonnot, Daniel 1 


*|Dawes, Thomas 2 

Harv. 1777, A.M. 1791, Judge 
of Mass. Supr. Court, Judge of 
Probate Court, Memb. of State 

* Freeman, Constant 3 

Colonel in United States Army, 
Fourth Auditor U. S. Treasury. *1824 


*^Freeman, James 4 " 

Harv. 1777, A.M. and Brown 
1790, S.T.D. 1811, Minister of 
King's Chapel. *1835 

*Bethune, Benjamin 5 

Captain in British Army. 

* Robins, Jonathan Darby 


*fGreenleaf, William 7 

Harv. 1777, Physician. *1778 

*t Homer, Jonathan* 

Harv. 1777, A.M. and Dart. 
1788, and Brown 1790, S.T.D. , 
Brown 1826. *1S43 

1 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vii. 144. 

2 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 141 ; William Dawes and his ride with Paul 
Revere, by H. W. Holland, pp. 67 and 68 ; Perkins's Life of Copley, Supplement, p. 2 ; 
Allen's and Drake's Biographical Dictionaries. Hist. Sketch Mass. Lodge, p. 122. 

3 See Memoir by Dr. William Lee in Magazine for American History, vol. ii. June, 1878, 
p. 349; also Memorials of Massachusetts Cincinnati, by F. S. Drake, p. 21. 

4 See Foote's (H. W.) Hist, of King's Chapel ; Coll. of Mass. Hist. Soc. third series, v., 
p. 225 ; also Allen's and Drake's Biographical Dictionaries. 

5 Perhaps Benjamin Franklin B. Lieut. 70th Regt. See British Army List, 1781, p. 144. 

6 The last survivor of this Class, and, at the time of his death, the oldest living pupil of 
the School. His name heads the signers of the Constitution of the Latin School Association. 

The story which has passed into fiction, and been represented upon the canvas, as well 
as in the procession at the celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the 
founding of Boston, of the Boston boys going in a body to the Province House to remon- 
strate with Gen. Gage because their coast was injured, originated in an incident which 
occurred while this Class was in the School, and near the time of its leaving. The boys 
were a committee from this School, of which Mr. Robins, who narrated the story to the 
Rev. E. E. Hale in 1846 or 1847, was one. The General Avas not Gen. Gage, but another 
General, and the house not the Province House, but a house in School Street. The boys 
used to bring their sleds to school and put them in the yard, and as soon as school was 
done, coast from Mr. Shelburne's house, quite down the hill (i.e. down Beacon, across 
Tremont and down School Street), past the School-house. The General's seiwant used 
to spread ashes on the sidewalk every morning. This spoiled the coasting, and the First 
Class of the Latin School met and went over to tell the General about it. He told the boys 
that he had trouble enough with Boston men, and wouldn't have any with Boston boys. 

A note of Harrison Gray Otis (of our Class of 1773) to Mr. Gould, dated Dec. 18, 1844, 
says : " The house next adjoining the wall of the Chapel Cemetery, east, was an ancient 
stone building of grotesque architecture, which, when I went to school, was occupied by 
the British or (I believe,) German Gen. Haldiman,* who commanded under Gage. The 
same house was afterwards, and probably within your remembrance, owned and inhabited 
by John Lowell, Esq." It was undoubtedly in this house that the interview occurred. See 
5th Report Boston Record Commissioners, p. 7. 7 See Greenleaf Genealogy, p. 74, note. 

8 He heard Dr. (Gen. Joseph) Warren's address, 4 Mar. 1775, in commemoration of 
the Massacre. See Allen's Biographical Dictionary ; also Sprague's Annals, ii. 173. 

*Mr. Otis is wrong in saying German. Frederick Haldiman, K.B. (1797) was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 60th 
Regiment, or King's Royal Rifle Corps, formerly the 62d, or Roval American Regiment of Foot (of which regiment 
Hon. Thomas Gage was in 1768 Colonel-in-Chief), from 1756 to 1772, and Colonel-Commandant in 1772; his name 
disappearing from the list in 1791. His rank in the army was Major, and afterwards Lieutenant-Generai. See the 
Chronicle of the Regiment by Nesbit Willoughby Lawrence, Captain 60th Royal Rifles : also British Army List for 
1781, p. 131. 



* Wheelwright, Charles Ap- 

thorp 1 


*Davis, William 


* Coffin, Isaac 2 

Baronet, Admiral in the British 
Navy, M.P. for Ilchester. *1841 

*Deblois, William 3 

Merchant *1811 

^Bernard, Scroop ; after- 
wards Scrope Ber- 


Ch. Ch. Oxford 1779, M.A. 17 
Dec. 1781, D.C.L. 20 Nov. 1788. 
Baronet; M.P. for Aylesbury 
and St. Mawes; and Under- 
Secret'y of State for the Home 
Department. *1830 

^Gordon, James 5 

1 bapt. King's Chapel, 28 Mar. 1759. 

2 Born in Boston 1759, died at Cheltenham, England, July 23, 1839. He took the lead 
among his schoolmates in their sports ; was often captain of the procession on Gunpowder-plot 
Day, yet became sufficiently familiar with the Latin classics to quote them readily and aptly 
in Parliament, when such pedantic displays were still the fashion. He entered the British 
Navy as a midshipman before the Revolution, and gained rapid promotion, and had reached 
the grade of Admiral, and was created a baronet in 1804. In both our wars with England, 
he was spared the necessity of taking part against his former countrymen. After the peace 
of 1815, having acquired a handsome fortune, he appropriated a part of it in establishing a 
naval school afloat for training officers for our commercial marine. He founded a school 
for the descendants of his g. g. g. g. father, Tristram, at Nantucket, one-fourth part of 
which island at one time belonged to Tristram and his sons, and of which Tristram was the 
chief magistrate. He imported here several blood horses to improve the breed ; and brought 
over in creels turbots of the English variety, previously unknown, as it is understood, in 
our waters. Sir Isaac was of noble proportions and of prepossessing countenance, genial 
in his manners, witty and gay. He was much liked by his brother officers, and well known 
in Boston, which he frequently visited. 

It is believed that all of the name in the Latin School before the Revolution were de- 
scendants of William Coffin, great grandson of Tristram, of Nantucket. All his branch 
of the family then living were, with little exception, refugee loyalists, of whom many rose 
to high rank in the British service, civil or military. — Note from Hon. T. C. Amory. See 
Drake's Biog. Diet. ; Burke's Peerage, 5th edit. (1838), p. 217 ; Heraldic Jour. Apr. 1867. 
See Mem. of Gen. John Coffin by his son, p. 69. Sir Isaac was present at the Visitation of 1822. 

3 b. 7, bapt. King's Chapel, 20 Oct. 1758. 

4 Spelled Scroop by Lovell and Wallcut, but Scrope on the list of Oxford degrees, and by 
Burke. He was third son of Gov. Sir Francis, and the fourth baronet, succeeding his two 
brothers — John, who died 1809, and Thomas, who died 1818, whom we suppose to have 
been of our Class of 1763. He married Harriet, only child of William Morland, M.P., an 
eminent surgeon of Lee, County Kent, and subsequently assumed, 15 Feb. 1811, by royal 
license, the additional surname of Morland. See Burke's Peerage, 43d edit. 1881. 

5 There is no mistake that James is the Christian name on Lovell's Catalogue here, but 
Dr. Homer has given him in the next Class, and substituted here the name of Hugh Mackay 
G., who was given in that Class in the Catalogue of 1847. Mr. Wallcut's note, presently 
to be mentioned, says nothing of James, but gives Hugh M. As the Catalogue of 1847 says 
Hugh was advanced one year, his position on Wallcut's list is easily explained, but the 
omission of James is not accounted for. The Catalogue of 1847 says James was A.B., but 
the only James who has graduated at Harvard was in the Class of 1779 ; and though he 
might have been our boy, the editor of the Quinquennial, in an inquiry for information 
about his death, — which is supposed to have been before 1833, — states that the place of 
his birth is unknown, though perhaps Amherst or Dunstable, from which we infer that 



*Wallcut, Thomas 1 *i840 

*Cooper, Samuels *iso9 

Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas of Massachusetts. 

♦Gill, John 
♦Bradford, Samuel 

Merchant, Lieut.-Colonel, U. S. 
Marshal, Sheriff. 

he was not identical with our James, and that the insertion of the degree here is an error. 
It has seemed best to us to retain James here, dropping the degree attached to his name, 
and Hugh M. in the next Class, supposing that Lovell is correct in his arrangement, and 
that our committee on the old Catalogue was led by the similarity of names to conclude 
that it was our James who went to Harvard. 

1 This name, printed Wolcott in the Catalogue of 1847, and so written on Lovell's, is 
given correctly in Dr. Homer's list. It is possible that the name Wallcut, in the Class of 
1763, is intended for him, he having perhaps entered, left and re-entered, or that there 
should be a transposition of that name with the name originally given here. 

Thomas Wallcut was one of the founders and the first Recording Secretary of the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society, is frequently mentioned in its published Proceedings, and a 
memoir of him is given in the volume for 1835-55, p. 193. Some years after his death, his 
papers were presented to that Society (see its Proceedings for 1879-80, p. 1G0) , and among 
them was found a list of this Class of the Latin School, which was published in the same 
volume, pp. 216 and 217. This list corresponds with that given in our text, except in the 
substitution mentioned above of Hugh Mackay Gordon for James Gordon, and in omitting 
the name of Samuel Newman and giving the names of John Erving, Shirley Erving, and 
Thomas Temple Fenton, who will be found in the text under the Class of 1771, in which 
year they entered. 

Of this Class, which was in many respects the most noted that had ever entered the 
School, Dr. Homer says : " It furnished a Judge of Probate, of the Supreme, of the Superior, 
of the Municipal Court ; an Admiral, a Lieutenant General, two English Major Generals, 
one Knight of the Bath, two Baronets, two Marshals (civil) , one Colonel of Artillery, one 
Lieutenant Colonel, two Doctors of Divinity, two Fellows of the American Academy, three 
Fellows of the Historical Society, two State representatives, three members of the British 

The list of Mr. Wallcut's, printed as above-mentioned, gives a little different classification, 
and mentions the names under each head ; so we add it, from the volume referred to : — 

" The Class of 1766 has furnished professional and mercantile men, viz : one judge of 
Supreme Judicial Court, one judge of Municipal Court, one judge of Probate Court — Dawes ; 
one judge of Inferior Court, one public notary — Cooper ; one British admiral — Coffin ; one 
British general (Indies)— Ochterlony ; one British colonel — Gordon (H. M.*) ; two Amer- 
ican colonels— Freeman and Bradford; three baronets or knights of the Bath — Coffin, 
Bernard and Ochterlony; one member of Parliament f — Bernai'd; one British captain — 
Bethune ; two clergymen— Freeman and Homer ; two civil marshals — Bradford and Prince ; 
one high sheriff— Bradford ; two representatives in State Legislature — Jones and Prince ; 
two physicians — Erving and Greenleaf ; one commissary general of the State, one coroner 
— Prince ; one officer in the civil list of Great Britain — Fenton ; one antiquarian and scribe 
to the State — Wallcut ; one war agent — Eustis; thirteen merchants — Jones, Johonnot, 
Robins, Wheelwright, Davis, Deblois, Bradford, McNeil, Eustis, Fletcher, Laughton, 
Erving, and Prince; five masters of arts— Dawes, Erving, Freeman, Greenleaf,+ and 
Homer ; two fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences — Freeman and 
Dawes ; three fellows of the Historical Society — Freeman, Homer, Wallcut ; two poets — 
(one doggerel) Prince, (one sublime) Dawes." 

In 1810, forty-four years after graduation, when the list was made out, seven of the Class 
were dead and twenty-one were supposed to be living. 2 See Sewall's Diary, i. xi. 

* See Class of 1767 ; also supra. t This should be two ; Sir Isaac Coffin was also a Member of Parliament. 

tThis is an error, as Greenleaf died early, and only took the degree of A.B. 



*Prince, James 1 *i82i 

Merchant, U. S. Marshal, Com- 
missary General of the State. 


K.C.B., Baronet 1816, Major- 
Gen, in Army of British East 
India Co. *1825 

*McNeil, Robert 3 


*Fletcher, Thomas 


*Eustis, Jacob 

Merchant, War Agent. 

The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*Newman, Samuel 4 

Captain in United States Army. *1791 

*fLaughton, John 


*Ap thorp, Charles 5 
*Blodget, Samuel 
*Blodget, Caleb 

**Hulme, Thomas 
*Frazier, Marlboro' 
*Paddock, Adiuo 6 


*fMinot, George Richards 7 

Harv. 1778, A.M. *1802 

*Paine, Samuel 8 
*Belknap, Jeremiah 
*Pratt, Benjamin 9 
*Leverett, William 
*fAmory, Rufus Greene 10 

Harv. 1778, A.M. *1833 

*Quincey, Edmund Hurst 
* Crosby, John 
*Philips, Isaac ? J 11 
*Gould, James? 12 
*|Bass, Samuel 

Pliarv. 1782, A.M., and Dart. 
1790. *1842 


*Church, James Millar 
*Rhodes, William 
*Taylor, John 

1 See note on Class of 1785. There is no mistake that Lovell gives James here. 

2 See Drake's Biographical Dictionary; Sabine, ii. 121; Burke's Peerage, 43d edit. 1881. 

3 Lovell gives this name as Archibald, but Homer and Wallcut say Robert; and we 
incline to favor them as the committee did in 1847, thinking it is in Lovell an accidental 
repetition of the name from the Class before. 

4 See Memorials of Massachusetts Cincinnati, p. 404; Boston Courier, 31 Aug. 1843. 

5 bapt. King's Chapel, 18 Feb. 1761 ; but perhaps the C. A. whom we have inserted con- 
jccturally in the Class of 1764, is the one who belongs here ; in which case that blank is 
unfilled. 6 Sabine, ii. 141. 

7 See Loving's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 146 ; the Polyanthos for March, 1806 ; Drake's 
and Allen's Biographical Dictionaries; also Collections Massachusetts Historical Society, 
first series, viii. 89-100. 8 Perhaps the same as on Barrell's List. 

9 Afterwards advanced two years. 

bapt. King's Chapel, 20 Jan. 1757-S : son of Benjamin, Chief Justice of New York, 
noticed in Drake's Biographical Dictionary and Knapp's Biographical Sketches, p. 163, and 
grandson of Judge Auchmuty. io See article on John Amory, Sabine, i. 162. 

11 Phillips (sic), b. 16 Oct. 1761: a brother of Turner, whom we have supposed ours of 
1763 ; but perhaps John, bapt. New North, 2 July, 1759 ; or William, bapt. Church in Brattle 
Sq. 23 Mar. 1760 ; or John, bapt. at same church, 26 July, 1761. 

12 b. 13 Mar. 1761. 



♦Crequie, Peter Markoe 1 
♦Gordon, Hugh Mackay 2 

Lieut.-Gen. in British Army. *1823 

*Otis, James 3 

Of the Continental Navy. *1777 

♦Burch, Joseph 
♦Doncker, John 4 

The following entered this Class at 
a later date than those above. 

*f Hughes, James 

Harv. 1780, A.M. 



♦Sohier, Martin Brimmer 5 


♦Deblois, Lewis 6 
♦Coffin, William 7 

Major in British Army. *1836 

♦Coffin, Thomas 7 

Councillor of Lower Canada. *1841 

♦Russell, Thomas 8 

1 Peter Crequie, like Christopher Gore, appears to have left this School to become a pupil 
of Master Hunt at the North Grammar School. In Master Hunt's manuscript Catalogue, 
to which reference will be made in the following chapter, occurs this amusing memorandum : 

" Boston, May 27th, 1771. 

"I, Peter Crequi, engage that Chris. Gore shall punctually observe the rules of this 
School for three weeks from this date ; and sho'd he break them or any of them within 
this time, I promise to receive peaceably the punishment due to such Offence with the said 
Christopher. " Peter Ckequi." 

Two other memoranda concern boys who were subsequently teachers of our School : 

" I, Jno. Prout, promise the same for Will Bentley. — J. Pitour." 

" I, Jona. Snelling, engage for Will Prout.— Jona. Spelling." 

Some similar memoranda will be given in the Appendix. 

2 Afterwards advanced one year. 

See note under Class of 1786 on Thomas Wallcut. Hugh McCoy (sic) Gordon, son of 
Alexander and Jane, was bapt. King's Chapel, 5 Sept. 1760. 

Hugh Mackay Gordon entered the army during the American War, and was for many 
years an officer of the 16th Regiment. He was promoted captain in that regiment in 1788, 
major in the army in 1796, lieutenant-colonel in 1798, and obtained a majority in his regi- 
ment in 1799. He was promoted to the rank of major-general in 1811, and was nominated 
colonel of the York Chasseurs in 1814 ; in 1816 he was removed to the Sixteenth (appointed 
colonel 8 Jan.). In 1821 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general. He died in 
1823. See Historical Record of 16th Regiment of Foot in the British Army, by Richard 
Cannon, p, 45. 

3 Son of the patriot, b. July, 1759. See New Eng. Historical and Genealogical Register, 
vol. ii. July, 1848, p. 295 ; also Sparks's American Biography, second series, vol. ii. p. 20. 

4 The same name appears on Hunt's Catalogue of the North Grammar School this year, 
but not again. He may have entered there, remained a short time, and then come here. 

5 Died July 12. 

6 b. 25 May, bapt. King's Chapel, 20 June, 1760, or Lewis, b. 10 Apr. 1762, d. 9 Oct. 1801. 
"> Sons of John, who is perhaps our boy of 1738, and his wife, Isabella Child. William, 

b. 18 Feb. 1761 ; Thomas, b. 5 July, 1762. See Memoir of Gen. John Coffin, by his son, 
Henry Edward Coffin, R.N., pp. 73 and 74. 

8 The same name appears on Hunt's Catalogue at the North Grammar School in 1767. He 
may have entei*ed there and then come here. 



^Otis 1 
*Joy, George 2 
*Blanchard, William ?J 3 
*Jarvis, Thomas? J 4 
*Storer, Charles 

Harv. 1779, A.M. 

*Bourn, Sylvanus 

Harv. 1779, A.M. 

* Brown, Mather Byles 5 

*Swift 6 



*Hutchinson, Shrimpton? 7 
*Calef, Robert 

*Cobb, Benjamin *iso2 

*Cobb, Samuel 

Harv. 1779, A.M. 1801. *1830 

*Finlay s 
*Croswell, William 

Harv. 1780, A.M. 1786. Usher. *1834 

*Amory, Thomas 9 *i823 

*Gay, Martin 10 
*Pierpont, Robert 1 1 

Harv. 1785. *1788 

1 James (of 1787) had no brother, and his father's family seems to have been the only 
one of that name living in Boston, until a later period ; if this be not a repetition of his 
name by mistake, perhaps it is intended for his cousin James, son of Joseph of Barnstable, 
b. 20 Sept. 1755, graduated at Harvard 1775, and died at sea in 1790. See New England 
Historical and Geneal. Register, vol. ii. July, 1848, p. 296. S. A. Otis, of our Class of 1790, 
was a Barnstable boy, which confirms the idea. From the Town Records it would appear 
that Joseph, Jr., probably father of this James, came to Boston to live, some ten years 
or less after this. ■ 

2 Starred in the Catalogue of 1847, which led to a note from Joshua Loring of Newton, 
saying that he was not then dead, but living in London, at the age of eighty-nine, "very 
intelligent, and of sound mind." He was a brother of John and Benjamin Joy of Boston, 
of our Classes of 1759 and 1765. 

3 b. 29 Oct. 1763. Although rather young for this Class, we have found no name that 
seems more likely to belong here. John Dixwell Blanchard, whom from the date of his 
birth, 21 Jan. 1758, we had selected to insert, is on Hunt's Catalogue of the North Grammar 
School from 1767 to 1773, and so could not have been a pupil of this. See note 11, p. 87. 

4 b. 16 Sept. 1759; but perhaps John, bapt. King's Chapel, 3 Sept. 1760; or Philip, bapt. 
at same church, 6 June, 1756 ; or Enoch, bapt. at same, 13 Dec. 1754. 

5 "Artist to George III." 

6 It is possible that this is Zephaniah, Yale 1778, LL.D. 1817, Chief Justice Conn, who 
was born at Wareham, Mass., Feb. 1759. See Drake's and Allen's Biog. Dictionaries. 

" bapt. King's Chapel, 10 Sept. 1755. 

8 Joseph Finley (sic) graduated at Coll. of New Jersey 1775, and John Evans Finley (sic) 
A.M., at the same in 1776. Can this be cither ? 

9 A bi'other of Rufus Greene A., of our Class of 1767, and undoubtedly identical with 
the Thomas who, as in the Catalogue of 1847, is also given by us in the Class of 1770. 

10 Put here on the authority of Freeman ( ? James), but probably should be Samuel (see 
Class of 1772), who was born in Boston, graduated at Harvard in 1775, and settled in New 
Brunswick, where he was Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and d. 21 Jan. 1847, 
in his 93d year. See Sabine, i. 466 ; also N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg. Jan. 1879, p. 52. 

11 Robert Pierpont is on Hunt's Catalogue of the North Grammar School. He entered 
14 Feb. 1774, :e 10, and remained through the school year 1774-75. In 1777 and 1778 
the same name occurs on Hunt's Catalogue of our School. If this be the same, he must 
have entered here at this time when less than five years of age. This lie may have 



♦Pool, Fitch 
*Prince, Samuel T^. 1 
*Odin, Timothy Cutler? 2 
*Randall 3 
*Bartlett, John 

HaiT. 1781, A.M., M.D. 1823. *1844 

* Homer, Benjamin 10 

* Hubbard, Daniel 

Harv. 1781. 

* Taylor, Nathaniel 

* Coffin, Jonathan Perry 4 
♦Coffin, William 5 

Sheriff of Kingston, Upper 

♦Perkins, Thomas 

Harv. 1779. 



*Dehone, Francis 6 

♦Hill, John 

♦Gray, Stephen Hall 

* Bradford, William 

* Jenkins, Charles 
*"\B Prince, John 7 

Harv. 1776, A.M., LL. D 
Brown, 1795, Minister First 



Church, Salem 

♦Welles, Arnold 

Harv. 1780, A.M. 

♦Sewall, Joseph 8 
♦f5Spooner, William 9 

Harv. 1778, A.M., M.D. Edinb. 
1785, Member Royal Med. Soc. 
Edinburgh. *183o 

* Gould, Samuel 
♦Barrick, James 
♦Turner, Lewis 
♦Jackson, William 

Harv. 1783, A.M. *1836 

done, and left for the North Grammar School, returned to be under his old master, and 
then left again to be fitted elsewhere for college. We are inclined to think the boy of the 
North Grammar School identical with the boy of 1777, and the Harvard graduate of 1785, 
but somewhat doubtful whether he was this Robert ; but as the previous committee may 
have had some reason for identifying him with the graduate, we do not remove the degree 
from his name. 

i b. 13 Dec. 1760; but perhaps Christopher, b. 5 Oct. 1758, who had a brother John, who 
may be ours of 1769; or David, b 18 Sept. 1757, who had brothers Thomas and James, 
whom we suppose ours of 1762 and 1765; or Caleb, b. 28, bapt. 26 (another case like that 
referred to in the note on Fayerweather, p. 53) June, 1757, at Old South Church. 

2 See New Eng. Hist. Geneal. Reg. vol. xii , July, 1858, p. 223. 

3 A Paul Randall entered Columbia College, Ncav York, in 1774, but owing to the war, 
did not complete the course. It is possible, though haully probable, that this is the same. 

4 bapt. King's Chapel, 2 Feb. 1762 son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth; undoubtedly a 
younger brother of Nathaniel, Class of 1757, William, Class of 1758, Gen. John, Class of 
1763, and Sir Isaac, Class of 1766. 

5 b 29 Jan 1758 : son of William, Jr., brother of Sir Thomas Aston. See Sabine, i. 327. 

6 John Francis Dehon was bapt King's Chapel, 23 Jan. 1761, and is probably the same, 

" b 11 July, 1751. See Allen's and Drake's Biographical Dictionaries; also Sprague's 
Annals, viii. 128; also Collections of Mass. Hist Soc. third series, vol. v. pp. 271-282 

8 A brother of Samuel of 1765, C. J., son of Samuel, son of Joseph, son of the first Chief 
Justice. For many of the Christian names in the Classes about this time in the Catalogue 
of 1847, the committee was indebted to him. He was Treasurer of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts from 1827-32. See Sewail's Diary, i. xxxi. 

9 See Proc of Mass. Hist. Soc 1835-55, p. 607; also Allen's Biog. Diet. 
io Perhaps Benjamin Parrott Homer, died 4 Apr. 1838, ge 76. See Bridgman's King's 
Chapel Epitaphs, p. 175. 



*McCarrol, Theophilus ? 
*Robins, Richard 
*Peirce, Joseph 
*Holbrook, Samuel 
*Holbrook, Abiah? 1 
*May, Joseph 2 

*Fogo, William Brown 3 


*Lobdell, Jarnes 


*Freeman, Ezekiel 
*Hunt, William ?£* 
*Greenleaf, Daniel 
*Amory, Thomas 5 
-Wendell, Edward 

Harv, 1731, A.M. 

*Sheaffe, Roger Hale 6 

Baronet, General in British 






1 b. 20 Jan. 1764. He had a brother Samuel, who very likely is the Samuel above. They 
are probably sons of Abiah, Master of the South Writing- School, who died 27 Jan. 1789, 
aged 50. See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

2 Was ten years old, and at this School at the time of the Boston Massacre, and saw 
the bodies of the victims interred in the Granary Burying Ground. See Bridgman's Pil- 
grims of Boston, p. 174; also New Eng. Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. xxvii. 
April, 1873, p. 114; also Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 84. 

3 Foggo (sic Town Records), b. 6 Feb. 1759. 

4 bapt. Christ Church, 14 June, 1761, see Hunt Genealogy, p. 349 ; or he may be William, 
(b. 23 Jan. 1756), a brother of Shrimpton, whom we suppose ours of 1759, who is on the 
records of the First Church as baptized William Cook, 25 Oct. 1761, though from the long 
and unusual interval between birth and baptism, it is fair to infer that the first William died, 
and the record of the birth of William C. has escaped our notice : he would have been about 
the age for this Class ; or perhaps Thomas, b. 14, bapt. New North Church, 18 July, 1762, 
died 1808, though he is more probably one of those of the Class of 1772. 

5 Probably identical with the Thomas of 1768 ; and if so, died 1823. 

6 Mr. Jonathan Mason, of this city, writes in the Boston Daily Advertiser of April 29, 
1880, that when he was residing in 1804 with his " grandfather, at his house at the corner 
of Court and Common, now Tremont, Streets, occupied by Messrs. S. S. Pierce & Co. as a 
grocery," there was an English officer who was a frequent and favored visitor at the house. 
Concerning him, he adds : " Opposite to the King's Chapel, at the corner of School and 
Common, now Tremont, Streets, I recall in that year an old, weather-beaten dwelling, 
inhabited by an elderly lady whom we boys addressed as Sally Sheaf. In the same house, 
it was said, she resided during the Revolution, and with her, it is also said, Lord Percy 
boarded during the occupancy of the town by his regiment. With her at the same time 
was a young dependent relative who waited upon and attended to his errands, and became 
a favorite with his lordship, — so much so as to induce him to beg his relative to allow him 
to go with Lord Percy when the Evacuation of Boston took place, with the promise of his 
education and future advancement. It was with many solicitations of the boy and her own 
friends, she finally consented with great reluctance. The officer visitor at my grandfather's 
in 1804 and that boy were one and the same person, he then, in 1804, commanding the 
same regiment in Canada which his patron, Lord Percy, commanded in the Revolution, 
and bivouacked under the great tree on the Common previous to marching on Lexington." 

The officer referred to was General Sir Roger Hale Sheaffc. He was connected with the 
Coffin family, having married Margaret, the youngest daughter of John (who may have 
been our boy of 1738), and sister of William and Thomas, of our Class of 1768. See Sabine, 
ii. 234 ; Perkins's Life of Copley, p. 100 ; also Drake's Biographical Dictionary. 



*Bulfmch, Charles 1 

Harv. 1781, A.M. *1844 

*Sohier, Edward 2 

Harv. 1781, A.M., Lawyer. *1793 

*Gray, William 3 
*Dashwood, Samuel 
*Eustis, Nathaniel 3 
*Bethune, Nathaniel 3 

Harv. 1780, A.M. 

*Paine, John?J 4 
*Greenleaf, William? 5 

Harv. 1777. 

* Appleton, Thomas 6 
*Gardener, Andrew 7 
*Cooper, Richard 
*Taylor, William 
*Hewes, Samuel H(ill?) 8 #1345 
>n, Arthur 



*Frobisher, William 
*Belcher, Andrew 9 
* Waldo, Daniel 10 



*Frazier, John 
*Leverett, John 

?Harv. 1776, A.M., and Yale 



*Dashwood, John 11 

*Greenleaf, John 12 

*Cramer, Peter 

*Deblois, Francis 13 

*Davis, Jonathan 

*Peck, William Dandridge 14 

Harv. 1782, A.M., Mass. Prof. 
Natural History Harv. 





1 bapt. King's Chapel, 24 Aug-. 1763. Architect of Boston State House. See Drake's and 
Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1791-1835, p. 395, note, and elsewhere. 

2 Died Oct. 28. On Hunt's Catalogue (of which later) in 1776, aged 13. 

3 These names appear on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776. We suppose them to refer to the 
same boys, that they were at the School until it was closed at the time of the battles of 
Lexington and Concord, returned and were re-entered on the Catalogue after it had been 
re-opened under Master Hunt. The same appears to have been the case with several 
other boys, under whose names we shall refer to this note. The name of Nathaniel Eustis 
appears again in 1773, and we suppose it a repetition from here. 

4 b. 18 Aug. 1763, a brother of Samuel of 1767, and Nathaniel of 1773 in the Catalogue 
of 1847, as we suppose ; but perhaps the latter name, for which the substitution of Joshua 
in 1773 seems demanded by later and better authority, belongs here. 5 b. 5 Feb. 1760. 

6 b. in Boston, 2 Apr. 1763 ; died at Leghorn. Son of Nathaniel, and half brother of 
Nathaniel Walker Appleton, of our Class of 1762. See Genealogy of the Appleton Family, 
by W. S. Appleton, p. 14. 7 bapt. King's Chapel, 3 Mar. 1755. 

s For many years City Superintendent of Burials. See Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, 
by O. W. Holmes, p. 279. His middle name is probably Hill, for we suppose him son of 
Samuel Hewes, Jr. (probably our boy of 1737) , whose intentions of marriage with Elizabeth 
Hill were recorded 7 Oct. 1753. We find no record of the marriage nor of his birth, but it 
must have been in 1761, as when he died, 9 Apr. 1845, he was 84 years old. 

9 Probably son of Jonathan and grandson of the Governor ; b. in Halifax 22 July, 1763, 
died at Boulogne, 17 Nov. 1841. See N. Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg. vol. xxvii. July, 1873, p. 242. 

w b. 20, bapt. First Church, 23 Jan. 1763 : a brother of Joseph, who is perhaps ours of 
1763. See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

H He appears on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 10 ; see note on the same name in the 
Class of 1772 ; also note 3, above. 12 Probably the John b. 4 Mar. 1760. 

13 bapt. King's Chapel, 14 Apr. 1763 ; brother of Gilbert of 1763, and Lewis of 1768. 

14 See Drake's and Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Coll. of Mass. Hist. Soc. 2d series, x. 161. 



* Waldo, Samuel 1 

* Lovell, James S. 2 
♦Lovell, John M. 

* Welles, John 3 

Harv. 1782, A.M. *1855 

*Franklin, James Boutineau 4 
*Crafts 5 

*Coffin, Ebenezer 6 
*Downes, Samuel 
*Pierpont, James ?$ 7 
*Sumner, Joseph ?J 8 
*Jarvis, Philip 
*Lever, Ebenezer 

*Fitch, John 
*Quincey, Samuel 9 

Harv. 1782, A.M. *1816 

* Vassal!, Spencer Thomas 10 

Lieut.-Col. in British Army. *1807 

*McLane, Edward 11 *i826 

*Selkrig, Robert 

*Webb, William 12 

*Scott, George 13 

*Gill, Michael 14 

*Barrick, Thomas 



1 Is probably the same as Samuel given in the Catalogue of 1847, in the Class of 1773, 
who appears on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776. Undoubtedly son of Samuel (Sabine, ii. 392), 
and brother of John Erving Waldo. He probably was in the School at its close, and re- 
entered when it was re-opened. See note on Nathaniel Eustis, Class of 1770. 

2 This must be James Lovell, b. 1758, Harv. 1776 ; adjutant in Jackson's Regiment, died 
in St. Matthew's parish, South Carolina, 10 July, 1850, aged 92. Lived to be the oldest 
graduate of Harvard ; see Memorials of Massachusetts Cincinnati, by F. S. Drake, p. 38. 
He however may be the James who graduated at Harvard in 1787. 

' 3 See " Welles Family," p. 122 ; also Allen's Biographical Dictionary. He was a member 
of the Massachusetts Historical Society ; but we can find no notice of his death, or memoir 
of him in the published Proceedings or Collections. 

4 Probably son of Michael Franklyn and Susannah Boutineau, whose intentions of mar- 
riage were recorded 4 Jan. 1762. 

5 This may be the William who appears on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776 ; but he was at the 
North Grammar School from 1771-1776, and in that case must have merely entered here, 
left and re-entered, after a term there. 

6 b. 6 May, 1763 : brother of Sir Thomas A., of 1761, and William, of 1769 ; Sabine, i. 
327. The committee on the Catalogue of 1S47 identified him with Ebenezer Coffin, Harv. 
1789, who died in 1816. It is not impossible that this was correct, but in that case he would 
have been twenty-six at graduation ; and as Sabine says nothing of his being a graduate, 
we are inclined to doubt the identification. 

7 bapt. Old South, 28 Mar. 1762; or perhaps identical with Robert (Harv. 1785), whose 
name is found on Hunt's Catalogue in the Class of 1777, and about whom we have given a 
note under that name in the Class of 1768, q. v. 

s b. 14, bapt. New North, 29 Apr. 1764 ; or James, bapt. Ch. in Brattle Sq. 6 Mar. 1763. 

9 On Hunt's Catalogue in 1776. He probably re-entered. See " Brief Account of the 
Quincy Family," by W. II. Whitmore. The Harvard Quinquennial omits the e. 

1° See Sabine, ii. 383; also " Vassalls of New England," p. 23; also Bridgman's Epitaphs 
in King's Chapel Burying Ground, p. 230. 

11 On Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 14. Probably re-entered. See note 3, p. 96. 

12 On Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 13. Probably re-entered. See note 3, p. 96. 

13 On Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 12. Probably re-entered. See note 3, p. 96. 

14 Can he be son of the Lieut. Gov. ? Perhaps the same as in Hunt's Catalogue in 1780. 



*Erving, John 1 
*Erving, Shirley 2 

Harv. 1810, A.M., Physician. *1S13 

*Thompson, Richard Grid- 
ley ?f 3 
*Fenton, Thomas Temple 4 
*Epes, William 


*Gallison, Henry 

Harv. 1778. *1825 

*Hateh, Charles Paxton 
*Greenleaf, Thomas 5 

Harv. 1784. *1S54 

*Amory, Jonathan 

Haw. 1787, A.M. *1828 




*Amory, William 

Harv. 1784, A.M. 

*Storer, George 6 

Harv. 1783, A.M. 

*Davis, Isaac 7 
*Greenleaf, James 
*Deblois, Stephen 8 
*Hubbard, Thomas Green ?t 9 
*Lovell, Joseph 10 

* Wheelwright, Samuel ?$ 1 1 

* G ray, Edward 1 2 

Harv. 17S2, A.M. 

*Green, Edward 
*SoIey, John 13 
*Sohier, John Baker 14 

Clerk. *1801 



1 See note under Class of 17G6 on Thomas Wallcut. He was undoubtedly a brother of 
Dr. Shirley Er'ving, also of this Class, but we have not ascertained the date of his death. 

2 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary ; note under Class of 1776 on Thomas Wallcut ; also 
Sabine, i. 406, on John Erving, Jr., his father. 

3 b. 12 July, 1762 ; but perhaps William, b. 24 July, 1760. 

4 See note under Class of 1776 on Thomas Wallcut. 

5 Is found on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776. Probably was in the School when it closed, 
and returned under Hunt. See note 3, p. 96. 

6 See notes on Nathaniel Eustis, Class of 1770, and on Thomas Greenleaf, above. 

7 See note on the same name under Class of 1773. 

8 b. 1764 : son of Gilbert. His baptism is not recorded on King's Chapel Records, where 
we find those of his brothers and sisters. A Stephen, bapt. King's Chapel, 15 July, 1757, 
also son of Gilbert, died in June, 1758, is the only one of the name we find there. 

9 b. 13 Feb. 1764. He had a brother Daniel, who is probably our boy of 1762. But 
perhaps this is Francis, bapt. Christ Church, 3 Apr. 1763. 

10 Probably a son of Master James, and if so, died very early, as Master James had a 
son of the same name, b. 1788. He appears on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, and so was most 
likely in the School when it closed, returning at the re-opening, like Eustis, of 1770, and 
Greenleaf, above. 

11 b. 3 Sept. 1761; but perhaps Nathaniel, bapt. King's Chapel, 9 June, 1762; or Joseph, 
bapt. same church, 8 Dec. 1763 ; or Benjamin, bapt. First Church, 11 Nov. 1764. 

12 Is on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 11. Probably in the School when it closed in 
1775, and re-entered when it re-opened, like Eustis, of 1770, Greenleaf, and the others 
mentioned above and below. See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 229. 

is On Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 11. See notes 3, p. 96, and 5, above. 

14 On Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 11, died 2 Oct. See notes 3, p. 96, and 5, above. 

1772. July 1st. Visitation Day. The Schools contained 823 scholars in all. 



*Dashwood, John 1 

Harv. 1783, A.M. 



*Doubleday, John 2 

*Gay 3 
*Balch, Nathaniel 
*Waldo, John Erving 4 
*Peck, Moses 5 
*Morton, Joseph 
*McLane, John 6 
*Hunt, Thomas ?$ 7 
*Hunt, Alexander? 8 


*Wooton, William 
*Balch, William 

* Vassall, Thomas Oliver? 9 


*Spear, David ?J 10 
*Green, Benjamin 7J 11 
*Leverett, Thomas? 12 
*Davis, Thomas? 13 
*Temple, Grenville? 14 *i829 
*Gray, William 15 

* Vassall, Leonard? 16 *i860 

1 See note on Thomas Greenleaf, above ; also note on John Dashwood, in the Class of 
1771, with whom we suppose him identical. In this case we have preserved the order 
of the old Catalogue, printing him in that Class without, and in this with his degree, as it 
is not impossible there may have been two of the name in successive Classes, as the name 
appears in each Class on Lovell's list. 

2 On Hunt's Catalogue in 1778. Sec notes 3, p. 96, and 5, p. 98. 

3 See Note on Martin Gay, Class of 1768, who perhaps belongs here, and the place given 
him in that Class should then be taken by Samuel, as suggested there. See Sabine, i. 466. 

4 In the Catalogue of 1847 the name Erving is given as a surname, but it occurs in no 
manuscript. Joshua Green gives John Erving Waldo in the next Class ; there seems some 
probability that another Waldo belongs there, and that Green is mistaken in the year. It 
appears at least likely that the two names belong together here, and we have accordingly 
joined them, and given the other name under the next Class, q. v. No " Erving " appears 
against the name on Lovell's Catalogue. On Hunt's Catalogue in 1776 is a John Waldo, 
aged 11, who may be this one; unless, as suggested under the next Class, he is the John 
Jones Waldo, who was given in the Catalogue of 1847 in the Class of 1776-83. See Sabine's 
article on his father, ii. 392. 

5 On Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 10. See notes 3, p. 96, and 5, p. 98. 

6 John McLean who endowed the Massachusetts General Hospital, and whose name is 
borne by the Asylum for the Insane at Somerville. See Sabine, i. 163 ; also Bowditch's 
History of the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

7 bapt. First Church, 18 Sept. 1763 : a brother of Shrimpton, who is perhaps our boy of 
1759 ; or Thomas, referred to in the note on William Hunt, under the Class of 1770. 

8 b., and bapt. Christ Church, 26 Aug. 1784 : a brother of William, whom we have taken 
as one of the possibilities in 1770. (See Hunt Genealogy, p. 350.) But one of these boys 
may be another brother, Pattid (xic), bapt. as above, 25 May, 1766. 

9 See Sabine's article on John Vassall, ii. 383 ; also " Vassalls of New England," pp. 20 
and 23, reprinted from New England Hist. Gen. Reg. vol. xvii. for 1863. 

10 b. 18 Sept. 1764 ; but perhaps Joseph, bapt. New North, 26 Jan. 1766. 

11 b. 20 July. 1764 ; but perhaps John, b. 25 Aug. 1761 ; or Thomas, bapt. Christ Church, 
17 Nov. 1767. 12 b. 10 July, 1765. is b. 8 Aug. 1764. 

14 b. 16 Oct. 1768. See Account of the Temple Family, by W. II. Whitmorc, Boston, 
1856, pp. 7 and 8. 15 Probably identical with the same name on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776. 

i 6 b. 28 Mar. 1764. Sec Sabine's article on John Vassall, ii. 383 ; also " Vassalls of New 

England," pp. 12 and 21. 



1773. 1 

*Lovell, John 2 

*Hubbard, John 3 

Harv. 1785. 

*Taylor, Samuel 


1 Of this Class we have two lists by Joshua Green, — one of August, 1773, given 
in a letter from B. H. Dixon, dated 24 Dec. 1847, and thus described: — 
Memoranda from an interleaved almanac for the year 1773, in handwriting 1 of J. Green. 
July 26th. I enter'd at Latin School and began in yc accidence. 

On blank leaf opposite the month of August :— 

* } 7 Ebr. Bass. 

10 Saml Lamb. 

11 Wm. Dorr. 

14 Na : Frazier. 

15 Josh. Payne. 

12 Isa. Davis. 
20 Jno. Waldo. 
18 Jack Gardner. 

Gone to 

2 Jno. Hubbard. 

3 Saml Taylor. 
1 H. G. Otis. 

5 Tho. Curtis. 

Advanced ) 

to ye 2d > 4 Wm. Pierpont. 
form. ) 

6 J. Gi'een. 
13 G. Deblois. 

Son of 

*- e l> h to } 16 Benj. Bracket. 

Left ) 
School. J 17 Do Homans. 

9 Chas. 


8 Foster Penny. 
19 Israel Loring. 

21 James Low. 

22 Jona Swift. 
Jno Knight.* 
Ephr May.* 

* Erased in the original. 

. Sept. 6. "We began Nomenclator, 
20th. Began in Corderius. 

In this list Thomas Curtis, Joshua Payne and Charles Penny ?*re added to 
those given in the text of the Catalogue of 1847, and we have placed them above 
on this authority, with the exception of Curtis, whom we have given in 1776, in 
which year he appears on Hunt's Catalogue, aged 11, having entered either then 
or in 1774, as explained in the note under that Class. 

John Lovell, Foster Swift, Charles Basnet (though given on his second list), 
Roland Gilson, and James Forrest, who appear on Lovell' s list, are omitted. For 
Nathaniel, Joshua Paine is given, which we have substituted, and for John 
Deblois, Gilbert, which name is repeated on his second list. See note 1, p. 101. 

The second list is from an almanac of 1775, and is in two handwritings : — 


H. G. Otis. 
Daniel Boyei*. 
Jno. Hubbard. 
Saml. Taylor. 
J. Green. 
Ebenezer Bass. 
Nathan Frazier. 

Foster Penny. 
Sam'l Lamb. 
Isa. Davis. 
Chas. Basnet. 
Wm. Doit. 
Saml. Borland. 
Benja. Homans. 

Jno. Erving Waldo. 
Benja. Bracket. 
Josha. Paine. 
Jona. Swift. 
Jams Lowe. 
Jack Gardner. 
Gilb. Deblois. 

Jan'y 18th, Being ye Queen's Birthday Latin School did not keep— Writing School broke up. 

Note.—" Jack Gardner" was John Sylvester John Gardiner, b. in So. Wales at Haverford 
West, 1765, sent by his Father, (see Class of 1744,) to Boston to be educated. At the break- 
ing out of the Revolution he returned to his Father in the West Indies, and was sent, at the 
age of 11, to England, where he passed six years under the instruction of Dr. Parr. He 
was ordained at N. Y. in 1787 by Bishop Provoost, and became Rector of Trinity Church, 
Boston, in 1805. He died 29 July, 1830, at Harrowgate, England. See Allen's Biographical 
Dictionary; Duyckinck's Cycl. Amer. Lit. i. p. 586 ; and Sprague's Annals, vol. v. p. 363. 

2 Perhaps John M. of the Class of 1771. His name is omitted on both of Joshua Green's 
lists. He is given on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 12 years and 6 months. 

s The same name appears on Hunt's Catalogue in 1780, Avitk no age attached. He prob- 
ably left, re-entered, and went from here to college. 



* Deblois, Gilbert 1 *i785 
*Otis, Harrison Gray 2 

Harv. 1783, A.M., LL.D. 1814, 
Fellow Harv., Judge of* Mass. 
Court of Common Pleas, Mayor 
of Boston, U. S. Senator and 
Rep. in Congress. *1848 

*Eustis, Nathaniel? 3 
♦Swift, Foster 4 

* Swift, Jonathan 

* Paine, Joshua 5 . 

? Harv. 1784, Minister of Charles- 



*Pierpont, William 

* Waldo, John? 6 

* 'Gardiner, John Sylvester 

John' 1 

A.M. Harv. 1803, S.T.D. Univ. 
Pa. 1813, Rector of Trin. Ch. *1S30 

1 The Catalogue of 1847 gave this name John Deblois, which is as it was written on 
LovelTs list, but we have inserted Gilbert on the authority of Joshua Green's memoranda. 
Mr. Greenough in his interleaved Catalogue has erased Gilbert Deblois from the Class of 
1763 and inserted his name here instead of that of John. But, as we have intimated under 
that Class, there were two Gilberts, one the son of Gilbert, and brother of our Stephen of 
1772, who was bapt. King's Chapel, 29 Sept. 1755, who, though rather young, is probably 
the boy belonging there ; the other, son of Lewis, bapt. at the same church, 1 Feb. 1764, 
who was born 20 Dec. 1763, and died in Providence, R.I. in June, 1785, and undoubtedly 
the one who belongs here, if Joshua Green is correct. A letter which the Committee has 
received from Stephen G. Deblois, Esq. of our Class of 1826, maintains however that the 
name John, as given here by Lovell, and in the old Catalogue, is correct, and that the 
reference is to John, son of Gilbert (another brother of Stephen just referred to), who 
was born in 1767, and bapt. King's Chapel, 26 Dec. 1767, and died in London, 8 Mar. 1784. 

2 See his letters in Hist. Sketch. ; Memorial Biographies published by New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society, 1881 ; also Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 193. 

3 We have retained this name, which was on the old Catalogue, because it is found on 
Lovell's list, and was also given by H. G. Otis, although it is omitted on Joshua Green's 
lists. We presume it only a repetition of Nathaniel, who is given under the Class of 1770, 
q. v„ and reappears, as we suppose, in Mr. Hunt's Catalogue, under the Class of 1776. 

4 This name is not on Green's list : he may have remained but a short time, or have been 
transferred to a higher Class. 

5 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary, article on Joshua Paine, of Sturbridge, who was 
perhaps his father. We have inserted this name on the authority of Green's memoranda, 
and of Mr. Grcenough's and Prof. Haynes's interleaved Catalogues, placing Nathaniel, 
who was here before, as one of the conjectures in the note under the name of Paine, given 
in the Class of 1770. 

6 Samuel was the name inserted here in the Catalogue of 1847 ; a manuscript note in Rev. 
Dr. E. E. Hale's interleaved Catalogue, sa} T s on the authority of H. G. Otis. See the Class 
of 1771. Joshua Green's first list sa}*s John. His second list, and Prof. Haynes's and Mr. 
Grcenough's Catalogues, probably following it, read John Erving W. ; but presuming that 
John Erving belongs in the Class of 1772, as we have there stated, we think that the boy 
who belongs here may be Joseph, b. 18 June, 1764, a brother of John Jones, who was given 
in the old Catalogue in the Class of 1776-83, and appears on Hunt's Catalogue in the Class 
of 1776 as John Waldo, aged 11 ; unless the true case is that John Jones entered this year, 
and remained till the closing of the School, returning when it was re-opened. Under these 
circumstances, it seems best to us to insert the name John with a ? as it occurs in so many 
authorities, and in the lack of further information, to suppose him identical with John Jones. 

7 Appears as Jack on both of J. Green's lists ; see the note under the second. The name 
is given Gardner by Lovell. The old Catalogue gives no Christian name. He does not 
reappear in Hunt's Catalogue. See Drake's and Allen's Biographical Dictionaries. 



*Davis, Isaac? 1 
♦Bracket, Benjamin? 2 
♦Bass, Ebenezer? 3 
♦Lamb, Samuel 
♦Dorr, William? 4 
♦Romans, Benjamin 5 
♦Frazier, Nathan 6 


Harv. 1784, A.M., Aid-de-Camp 

to Gen. Eliot. *1802 

♦Green, Joshua 7 

Harv. 1784, A.M. 

** r Loring, Israel? 8 


* Penny, Foster 
♦Penny, Charles 9 
♦Basnet, Charles 
♦Lowe, James 
*May, Ephraim? 10 
♦Knight, John? 10 
♦Eliot, Simon 11 

Maj.-Gen. in Mass. Militia. 

♦Gilson, Roland 
♦Forrest, James 


1 Perhaps identical with the same name in the Class of 1772. No Christian name is given 
by Lovell, and Isaac is inserted on the authority of J. Green's lists. 

2 Appears on Hunt's Catalogue in 1777, aged 11. 

3 Appears on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 12. 

4 Appears on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776. The Christian names of Homans, Brackett and 
Bass are from J. Green's list ; in reference to all these, see notes 3, p. 96, and 5, p. 98. 

5 J. Green marks against him in the list of 1773, "left School," and does not give him 
in his list of 1775 ; but in Hunt's Catalogue the same name appears in 1777, aged 12, so that 
he probably re-entered. 

6 He is found on Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 10. See notes 3, p. 96, and 5, p. 98. 

" On Hunt's Catalogue his name appears in 1778, again in 1779, aged 15, and then disap- 
pears. As he is not found in the years between this and those, it is probable that he left the 
School when it was closed, and remained away a couple of years or so, returning to finish 
here his preparation for college. See note 1, p. 100 ; also Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

8 A note from his brother Joshua, of Newton, is the authority for the date of his death. 
Joshua also says he himself was with H. G. Otis. He was younger, and is found on Hunt's 
Catalogue in 1776. An Israel, aged 9, appears on Hunt's Catalogue, entering in 1777, who 
must however, if this date is correct, be another boy. 

9 Inserted on the authority of Joshua Green's list. 

10 Both these names are erased on J. Green's first list, but are inserted because the 
surnames, though not the Christian names, are on Lovell's. 

n b. 22 Feb. 1762, died 2 Jan. He appears in 1776 on Hunt's Catalogue, aged 15, and 
probably, like the others above, was in the School when it closed, and returned when it was 
re-opened. He was, according to the same authority, at the North Grammar School from 
1769-73, before coming here. See notes 3, p. 96, and 5 p. 98. 

Hubbard, Taylor, Deblois, Otis, Eustis, Jona. Swift, Paine, Waldo, Gardner, Davis, 
Brackett, Bass, Lamb, Dorr, Homans, Frazier, Green, Foster Penny, Basnet, Lowe, Eliot, 
were in the School when it closed in 1775, and Eusti3, Waldo, Frazier, Bass, Eliot, Dorr, 
appear to have returned to the School at its re-opening in 1776, Brackett and Homans in 

1777, Green in 1778, and Hubbard (perhaps) in 1780. 




Me. Hunt's Catalogue, described in the next chapter, has supplied 
many deficiencies in the Classes from 1774 to 1805, originally printed 
from the reminiscences of gentlemen then living. But it begins with 
1776, while Mr. Lovell's ended with 1773. Accordingly, we have no 
record of the Classes of 1774 and 1775. For the reason given below, 
there was probably no Class that could properly be designated as 
that of the latter year, but we have attempted to make up that of 
1774 conjecturally by adding to the names on the old Catalogue the 
names of those who, according to Joshua Green's second list, entered 
the Class of 1773 later than the rest, and two names furnished to the 
Committee by Mrs. S. F. McCleary, Sen., after the old Catalogue 
was issued, and omitting John Cooper, Thomas Crafts, and Henry 
Roby, who, though members of this Class, did not probably enter it 
until after this year, as we find them on Mr. Hunt's Catalogue of 
the North Grammar School up to the time when that ceased to be. 


♦Blanchard, Edward * 1838 

♦Fleet, John 1 

Farv. 1785, A.M., M.B. 1788, 
M.D. 1795. *1813 

♦Gray, John 2 
♦Borland, Samuel 3 
♦Savage, John 1 
♦Boyer, Daniel 4 


Thomas Curtis, who is given in 1776, and is mentioned in note 1, p. 100, may 
perhaps belong in this Class. 

1 On Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 10, and probably at School when it closed, returning 
when it re-opened. 2 On Hunt's Catalogue in 1776, aged 9. See note 1, above. 

8 This name appears on J. Green's second list as in the Class of 1773 in 1775, but does 
not reappear in Hunt's Catalogue. His connection with the School was probably short. 

4 On Joshua Green's second list in April, 1775, as of the Class which entered in 1773. 
Against his name on the Catalogue of the North Grammar School, where he was in 1774-5, 
is April 4, which is perhaps the date of his leaving, and the age 7 l A. He is on Hunt's Cata- 
logue in 1776, aged 9. After 1777 he disappears. 



♦Bell, William ?$! * Walter Lynde 2 * 1844 

1 Probably son of James, b. 17 May, 1766 ; or Robert, his brother, b. 14 Aug. 1767 : 
known as "Sugar Baker;" Mrs. McCleary, teste; perhaps Shubael, died 28 May, 1819, 
aged 53 ; see Biographical Sketches in By-Laws of St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, 1866, 
pp. 103 and 4 ; or Edward, born in Boston, 3 Feb. 1766, died 1809, referred to ibid, p. 125. 

2 b. 13 Nov. 1767, died 19 Aug. Left when the war began. Mrs. McCleary, his 
daughter, teste. 

From April 19th, 1775, when the School was closed by Mr. Lovell, 
as described in the note of Hon. Harrison Gray Otis, which we give 
in the Historical Sketch, to Nov. 9th, 1776, when it was re-opened by 
the vote of the Town, there was no school. The Class of 1776, as 
given in the next chapter, no doubt contains the names of many 
boys who entered in 1774 and 1775 before April, and, like many pre- 
viously noticed, were in School when it closed, and returned when 
it was re-opened. 




The Preface to the Catalogue of 1847, (p. iv. of the present 
edition), reads as follows: — 

"Mr. Hunt's Catalogue of the Boys who entered the School 
during his time, between 1776 and 1805, is unfortunately lost. His 
manuscript returns to the School Committee of the boys in the 
School in 1789, 1790, 1794, are extant, and are here published. Our 
only other sources for lists of his pupils are one or two of Mr. 
Carter's returns of the " Latin boys " who went to his writing 
school, and the recollections of different gentlemen now or recently 
living, who were under his care. To these recollections, as will be 
seen, we are largely indebted. But it has proved impossible to 
reconcile them perfectly with each other, or to compile from them 
lists approaching the completeness of contemporary catalogues. It 
is particularly difficult to give the precise dates to names thus col- 

As a note to Chapter III, in the same Catalogue, we read : " The 
materials of this chapter, with the exceptions which have been named, 
are the reminiscences recently collected of gentlemen now living." 

It is a great gratification to the Committee to be able now, 
entirely to supply, from the very best authority, the deficiencies thus 
lamented. No longer can it be said that Master Hunt's Catalogue 
is lost. 

At the annual meeting of the Latin School Association in 1875, 
Mr. E. S. Dixwell, a former Head Master of the School, the grand- 
son of Master Hunt, presented to the Association a manuscript 
volume which he stated was a copy of Master Hunt's Catalogue from 
1776 to 1805 ; and the following letter from him explains the circum- 
stances under which it came to light : — 

Cambridge, June 14, 1881. 
Dear Sir: — In 1875 an old trunk was found in my brother's house, which 
had been stored away in attics over fifty years and forgotten. The contents 
were unknown to any of our family. Certain reasons prompted an exploration 

This chapter is made up from Master Hunt's Catalogue of the South Grammar School, 
now for the first time printed. 



of its contents, and it was broken open. It was found to contain papers left by 
my grandfather, Samuel Hunt, when he removed to Kentucky in 1816. Among 
them were two manuscript books, of size and shape convenient for the pocket; 
and they proved to be the very ones which tradition had reported as kept in his 
day by Master Hunt, and which we had so much desired to discover at the time 
we made the first attempt to form a Catalogue of the Latin School. 

Soon after that discovery I made a transcript of the lists therein contained, 
and presented it to the Latin School Association. I retain the originals myself, 
for reasons which are special and personal. ******* 

Truly yours, 
Rev. Henry F. Jenks. E. S. DIXWELL. 

Here was the missing link. From that Catalogue we have pre- 
pared the present chapter. A few names on the old Catalogue 
we do not find. They were probably inserted from the memory 
of gentlemen who thought they went to school here with the boys 
named, and who really may have gone elsewhere with them, and 
confused the places ; a trick which we know is not unfrequently 
played by the memory upon those who trust to it without the 
additional aid of written records. Some of these names we are 
sorry to lose from our rolls, and on the possibility that they may 
have been at the School for a short time, not long enough to 
have been registered on the Catalogue, we have adopted concern- 
ing them, the practice already made familiar in the first chapter, of 
placing them " below the line," and awaiting further proof before we 
absolutely dismiss them. 

Mr. Hunt's Catalogue is complete with the exception of the Class 
of 1781, and that hiatus we have supplied in a manner which will 
be explained under the Class itself. He gives each year a list of all 
the boys in the School, from which it is easy to see who finished 
the course, and who only remained a part of the time. He has 
arranged the boys apparently in classes, but the order of names is 
not alphabetical, and as there seemed no special reason for re- 
taining his order, in view of the greater convenience of the alpha- 
betical arrangement, the Committee has had no hesitation in decid- 
ing to change it in conformity thereto. 

The ages of the boys are generally given against their names, in 
the year when they first appear at the school, and as this is a great 
help in identifying them, giving certainty, where in the conjectural 
restorations of Lo veil's Catalogue there has been only probability as 
a guide, they have been retained. The residences of some are also 
given, and these too, as a matter of historical interest, have been 

With some of the names in the Class of 1776 no age is given. 
Some of the boys thus unmarked are either on Hunt's Catalogue of 
the North School, or Lovell's Catalogue of ours, and were evidently 
transferred with the former from that School, or having been pupils 
of the latter at the closing of this, returned after it was re-opened. 
It seems, therefore, reasonable to infer that with the others, the 
absence of the age is an indication that they were old pupils who 
came back as soon as they could after the School was re-opened; 
and that some whose names are found neither on Hunt's list there, 

nor Lovell's here, may have been pupils of our school entering in 
1774, a year for which we have no record. In later classes there are 
also found the names of boys who were at the North School before 
Mr. Hunt was transferred. It is not improbable that their families 
may have removed from town about the outbreak of hostilities, re- 
mained away until after the evacuation, or even longer, and then on 
their return the boys were sent to their old Master in his new school, 
either because their residences had been changed, thus obliging them 
to attend the South instead of the North School, or from a desire 
on the part of their parents to retain them under his instruction. 
In some of the later years too, occur the names of old pupils, who 
perhaps remained still longer out of town, or were temporarily under 
other teachers, and were finally sent here to receive the finishing 
touches before applying for admission to college. The course seems 
to have been seven years, though some boys remained longer and 
some completed it in less time. 

In addition to the boys mentioned on p. 35, as transferred to the South 
Grammar School with Master Hunt, we find on his Catalogue these who ap- 
pear on the Catalogue of the North Grammar School in the years named : — 

Caleb Brooks Hall, of 1777, in 1774 and '75, aged 8 in the former year. 

William Goodwin, of 1777, from 1769 to '75. 

John S. Lillie, of 1777, from 1772 to '75. 

John Cooper, of 1776, from '70 to '75; in '73 his age is given as 7; he probably 
should have been on the list of those transferred, as in '76 he appears with age 
marked 10. 

Peter Boyer, of 1776, from 1772 to '74. 

Thomas Crafts, of 1776, from 1774 to '76, aged 7 in 1774. 

Joseph Loring, of 1776, from 1773 to '75. 

Benjamin Homans, of 1777, we have taken to be the same as the Benjamin 
Homans of 1773, on Lovell's list; Robert Pierpont, of 1777, as the Robert Pier- 
pont of 1768; John Doubleday (aged 15), of 1778, as the John Doubleday of 1772; 
Joshua Green, of 1779, as the Joshua Green of 1773; Michael Gill, of 1780, as 
possibly the Michael Gill of 1771; and John Hubbard, of 1780, as the John 
Hubbard of 1773. 

The manuscript of Mr. Hunt's Catalogue begins thus : — 

April 19 1 * 1775 A Detachment of the British Troops marched 
from Boston in Order to destroy some Military Stores, lodged at 
Concord, which immediately alarmed the Country & caused them 
to collect the Militia together to prevent the Troops from effecting 
their Purpose, or to defend themselves (as they knew not what might 
be their Designs) from any Danger they might be exposed to — In 
their way to Concord they met with a Number of the Inhabitants 
of Lexington in Arms. The Consequence of which was that the 
British Troops fired upon <fc killed Eight of the Militia, Which was 
y e Cofhencement of a most unhappy unnatural & cruel Civil War — 
Which drove me from my School at the North Part of the Town, 
which I left the 6 th August & resided at Little Cambridge till the 
next June 1776, when I was appointed by the Selectmen of Boston, 
Master of the South Grammar School. 



The Catalogues which follow are those of the Pupils of the South 
Grammar School afterwards called the Public Latin School. 



Thomas Coffin Amory, 1 se 9 

Merchant. *1812 

*Benjamin Andrews 

* Joseph Barrell, se 11 

Harv. 1783, A.M. *1801 

*Thomas Bartlett, se 8 
*Peter Boyer, 2 se 12 

* James Bryant, se 13 
*Thomas Capen 
*Thomas Chase, se 9 
^Francis (Holmes) Coffin, 3 as 8 

Admiral in Royal Navy. *1832 

* William Colman 4 

*John Cooper, 5 se 10 *i845 

*John Crafts 6 *i785 

*Thomas Crafts, 7 se 9 

Harv. 1785, A.M. *1798 

* William Crafts 8 *i820 
*Thomas Curtis, 9 se 11 *i823 
*Edward Davis, se 8 

* John Davis, a ° se 9 
*Ephraim Eliot 11 

Harv. 1780, A.M. ; Druggist. *1827 

^George Fairservice, se 13J 

Harv. 1783. *1787 

*Thomas Fleet 12 *i797 

*John Godbold 13 

* Joseph Hall 14 

Harv. 1781, A.M., Judge of 
Probate, Suffolk County. *1848 

*Thomas Hancock, 10 se 8 

i Entered Mar. 1777. See Sabine, i. 162. 2 At North Grammar School in 1772-75. 

3 Brother of William and Thomas, of our Class of 1768. See Memoir of Gen. John 

Coffin, by his son, Capt. Henry Coffin, p. 76. 4 Entered (?) 25 Mar. 1777, aged 11. 

5 At No. Gram. Sch. in 1770-73, aged 7, '74-75. 6 Entered 1 Jan. 1777, aged 9. 

7 b. 9 Apr. 1767; graduated from college at fifteen years. Bridgman's Inscriptions King's 
Chapel Burying Ground, pp. 191 and 272, gives his age at death as 31. At North Grammar 
School from 1773 to 76 ; aged 7, 21 June, 1775. See Loring's Hund. Boston Orators, p. 231. 

8 At North Grammar School from 1771 to 75-6 ; aged 8, Oct. 1771. See note under Class 
of 1771. Cousin of John and brother of Thomas above, and Ebenezer, of 1777. 

9 Very likely entered in 1774. See note 1, p. 100 ; also Whitman's History Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company, second edition, p. 349. 10 Entered 25 Mar. 1777. 

11 At North Grammar School in 1768-74. See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical 
Society, 1791-1835, note on p. 502. 12 Entered Mar. 1777, aged 8. 

13 At North Grammar School in 1774, aged 14, July, 1774. 

1 4 At North Grammar School in 1769-75. Entered 19 Feb. 1777. He was born in Port- 
land Street, on the 26th of April, 1761. Being therefore some fourteen or fifteen years of 
age at the time of our Revolutionary struggle, he was capable of understanding something 
of the stirring scenes and events that were then transpiring around him. He had no active 
participation in them, however, save in one instance. On the night of the march of the 
British troops upon Lexington and Concord, he was despatched on horseback about ten 
o'clock in the evening by his father, to Roxbury and Watertown, to convey to Gen. Warren 
and other patriots intelligence of the expected expedition. His father had learned at that 
early hour the purpose for which the troops were mustering, through a domestic in his 
family who was intimate with one of the nurses employed in the Soldiers' Hospital, which 
was near his residence in Portland Street. The scenes amid which his early years were 
passed, were not without their influence. The spirit and principles of this heroic age of 
our national existence were stamped upon the character of Judge Hall, and were the con- 



*Abel Harris 1 
*John Haskins, se 14 

Harv. 1781, A.M. *1840 

*Xsaac Barre Hitchborn, 2 se 10 
*John Hitchborn, 3 83 11 
^Robert Hitchborn, se 10 
*John Hoskins, se 8 

* William Hoskins, 4 se 10 
*Samuel Cooper Johonnot 5 

Harv. 1783, A.M. *1806 

* James Lloyd, 6 se 7 

Harv. 1787, A.M., LL.D. Harv. 

1826, U. S. Senator. *1831 

* Joseph Lloyd 7 

* Walter Logan 8 

* Joseph Loring, 9 se 9 

Harv. 1786. *1857 

* Joshua Loring, 83 8 x ° 

*Thomas Lovell, 83 9 
*John Lowell, 11 se 1 

Harv. 1786, A.M., Fellow Harv. 
LL.D. 1814. *1840 

*John Lowell 

*John Mascarene, se 10 

* Samuel Minott, se 9 
*George Moore 12 
*Nehemiah Nor cross 13 *i804 
*John Payson, se 8 
*Thomas Payson, as 12 

Harv. 1784, A.M. *1844 

* William Phillips, 14 se 9 
*Danforth Phipps, 15 83 15 

Harv. 1781. *1783 

* James Price, se 11 
*Samuel Prince, se 10 *i82o 

trolling guides of his conduct through life. He was prepared for college at the Latin 
School in this city, and graduated at Cambridge in the year 1781, taking a respectable rank 
in a Class of which the late Samuel Dexter, Judge Davis and Judge Paine, of Vermont, 
were members. See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 307 ; also Whitman's History 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, second edition, p. 346. 
i Entered 1 Jan. 1777, aged 13%. 2 At North Gram. Sch. in 1774, 75. See p. 35. 

3 At North Grammar School in 1772-75. See p. 35. 

4 bapt. King's Chapel, 23 July, 1766. At North Grammar School in 1773, aged 8. 

5 Was very likely of our Class of 1774. 

6 Entered Mar. 1777. Spelled Loyde. See Sabine, ii. 23 (on his father) ; Allen's and 
Drake's Biographical Dictionaries ; also Bridgman's Epitaphs King's Chapel Burying 1 
Ground, p. 287. 7 Spelled Loyde. 8 Entered 4 Feb. 1777, aged 11. 

9 Entered North Grammar School in 1773, was there in 1774, and was 7 years old 
Aug. 1774. io At North Grammar School in 1775. 

ii With his namesake below he entered 25 Mar. 1777. As there are other instances of 
Mr. Hunt's repeating a name, these two names, which are very near each other in his 
original Catalogue, may stand for the same individual ; but, as we find on his manuscript 
in 1777 the same repetition, it is probable that there were two John Lowells. 

See Allen's Biographical Dictionary ; Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 281 ; also 
Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1835-'55, p. 160. In this memoir it is 
stated that he was prepared for college at Phillips Andover Academy. This does not pre- 
clude his having been for a time here. He was born at Newburyport, in 1769, which would 
make his age agree with that given by Mr. Hunt ; so that it seems to us not improbable 
that we are correct in the identification, and our conclusion is confirmed by the Historical 
Sketch of Massachusetts Lodge (q. v.), p. 124 12 Entered 1 Jan. 1777, aged 15. 

13 Entered 4 Feb. 1777, aged 12. Buried in the Cemtetery on Boston Common. 

H bapt. King's Chapel, 4 Feb. 1770. At North Grammar School in 1774-75. See p. 35. 

1 5 At North Grammar School in 1774-75. See Bridgman's Pilgrims of Boston, p. 176. 



*Heniy Roby, 1 se 10 

Bank Cashier. 

*Ebenezer Seaver, se 13 

Harv. 1784, A.M., M.C. 

*Zachariah Seaver, se 9 
* Andrew Sigourney, 2 se 10 

Merchant, Treasurer of Town 
of Boston. 

*John Simphins z 

Harv. 1786, A.M., Minister of 





*Nathaniel Soley, ae 8 

* Samuel Soley, se 10 
*Morgan Stillman, 4 se 11 

* Jeremiah Stimpson, 88 12 

* Jonathan Stodder, 5 aa 10 
*Fortescue Vernon, 6 se 14 

Harv. 1780. *1790 

*John Jones Waldo, 7 as 10 

Harv. 1787. 


The following boys appear on Mr. Hunt's Catalogue of this Class, in addition 
to those above, whom, for reasons already given, we suppose identical with those 
of the same name who are found in previous years on Mr. Lovell's list, and have 
accordingly omitted from the text. The year given against the name is that 
of the Class in which we suppose it to belong: — 

Nathaniel Bethune, 1770; Edward Sohier, 1770; Charles Bulfinch, 1770; Edward 
Wendell, 1770; JohnLovell, 1773; Nathaniel Eustis, 1770 [and 1773]; John Dash- 
wood, 1771 [and 1772] ; Samuel Quincey, 1771; William Webb, 1771; George Scott, 
1771; Edward McLane, 1771; George Storer, 1772; Thomas Greenleaf, 1772; Har- 
rison Gray Otis, 1773; John Soley, 1772; John Sohier, 1772; Samuel Waldo, 1771 
[or 1773]; Edward Gray, aged 11, 1772; William Gray, 1772; Moses Peck, aged 
10, 1772; John Waldo, aged 11, 1772 [or 1773] ; John Savage, aged 10, 1774; John 
Fleet, aged 10, 1774; Thomas Crafts, aged 9, 1774; Benjamin Brackett, aged 11, 
1773; John Gray, aged 9, 1774; William Crafts, ? 1771; Nathan Frazier, aged 10, 
1773; Ebenezer Bass, aged 12, 1773; Simon Eliot, aged 15, 1773; Joseph Lovell, 
1772; William Dorr, 1773. 

The following in this Class have no ages attached, on Hunt's Catalogue. Those 
marked N, appear as his former pupils at the North Grammar School ; those 
marked L, are on Lovell's list, and have already been noted by us as their names 
occurred. It is probable that he only put down the ages of new boys, at the 
time they entered, and it seems a fair inference that the other boys than those 
thus marked, were pupils of the School, entering in the years for which we have 
no record (1774, and 1775 previous to April 19), and that he found them members 
at the time he assumed charge. 

E. Eliot, N; N. Bethune, L; N. Eustis, L; J. Godbold, N; Wm. D. Peck, L; 
Sam'l Quincey, L; Samuel Cooper Johonnot; Wm. Gray, N, L; Thomas Capen; 
John Sympkins ; Benj. Andrews, N; Wm. Crafts, N; Joseph Lovell, L; John 
Lowell; Wm. Dorr, L; Joseph Loyde; Joseph Hall, N. 

1 At North Grammar School in 1772-73, aged 7, 1774-75. See Appendix. 

2 At North Grammar School in 1773, aged 7, 1774-75. See Whitman's Plist. Anc. and 
Hon. Art. Co. 2d ed. p. 371 ; also By-Laws St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, p. 105. 

3 Spelled Sympkins in Hunt's manuscript. See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

4 At North Grammar School in 1774 as Benjamin Morgan, and in 1775 as Morgan. 

5 Appears on the Catalogue of the North Grammar School in 1774-76, and as Jonathan 
Stoddard, aged 7, April, 1773 ; in 1772-74. 

6 At North Grammar School in 1768-75. i See note 6, p. 101. 




* William Amory 1 

(Mar. 9, 1778) Harv. 1784, A.M. *1792 

* Joseph (? Gardner) Andrews 2 

Harv. 1785. 

*Samuel Andrews, 3 se 7 

Harv. 1786. *1841 

*Samuel Bangs 
*Gerrish Barrett, ge 7 
*George Bartlett, se 10 
*George Bethune 

Master Mariner. *1859 

*Ellis Gray Blake, * as 9 

* John Wharton Blanchard, as 7| 

Clerk U. S. Bank. *1812 

*John Hancock Bowes, a3 8 
*John Bryant, as 11 
*Benjamin Coats, as 10 
*John Conant, se 9 
*Ebenezer Crafts, aa 9 * 1808 

* William Davis, se 9 
*Daniel Goodwin 5 

* William Goodwin 6 
*Caleb Brooks Hall, 7 se 11 

* Joshua Hall, a3 8 
*Richard Quince Hoskins, 8 

as 7 

In the Catalogue of 1847 there is a list headed 1774-89, of boys supposed to 
have entered during those years to whom the committee was unable to assign the 
particular year of entrance. Of these, all who appear on Mr. Hunt's Catalogue 
have now been given in the year to which they respectively belong ; the four fol- 
lowing, however, are not on his list, and we must think their insertion an error. 

* Isaac Boyle 

Harv. 1813, A.M., S.T.D. Trin. 1838, 
and Columb. N.Y. 1838. *1850 

Son of Col. Boyle. Very likely he has 
been confounded with John Boyle (perhaps 
an older brother), who is given by Mr. Hunt 
in 1782. Isaac was born in 1783, but as he 
did not graduate from college until he was 
thirty years old, it seems very improbable 
that he entered this School before he was 


*Samuel A. Shed 
# George Templeman 

Son of John. 

^George Whipple 

He is given on the old Catalogue as A.M., 
but his name is not found in the Catalogues 
of Harvard, Yale, New Jersey, Columbia, 
Brown, Bowdoin, or Dartmouth Colleges, so 
that it is probably incorrect. His name may 
have been George A. M. "Whipple. 

The following who do not appear on Hunt's Catalogue are given in the Cata- 
logue of 1847:— 

1776-83 *John Murray Forbes 

Harv. 1787, A.M. *1831 

1777-84 *Charles Miller 

Probably a mistake for James Miller, 
given by Mr. Hunt in 1782. 

*Bossenger Foster 

Harv. 1787, A.M. 


His nephew, S. F. Haven, says the name 
is Bassenger. This and the preceding name 
appear to have been inserted on the author- 
ity of Dr. Gray, of our Class of 1781. 

1 See New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. v. p. 10. 

2 b. 7 Feb. 1762 ; died before 1827. 3 Entered Nov. 4. 

4 The middle name is first given in 1778. 

5 At North Grammar Sch. in 1773-4-5. In 1774 aged 7, July 4. 

6 At North Grammar School from 1769 to 1775. Entered here 1778. 

7 At North Grammar School in 1774 and 75, and was 8 in the former year. 

8 bapt. King's Chapel, 16 Apr. 1770. See F. S. Drake's Memorials Mass. Cincin. p. 36. 



*Thomas Poynton Ives, se 8*1835 
*John Sweetser Lillie 1 *i842 
^Israel Loring, se 9 

* Joshua Loring, 2 se 8 

* William Mackay, se 10 

Harv. 1785, A.M. *1832 

*Ephraim Morton, a3 9 

Harv. 1787. *1793 

* Daniel Oliver^ 

Dart. 1785, A.M., Minister at 
Beverly. *1840 

*John Palfrey 4 *i843 


* William Palfrey 5 

Custom House Officer. *1820 

^Benjamin Parker, se 13 

June 11, (1778) Harv. 1784, A.M. *1807 

*Edward Parker 6 
*Isaac Parkeb, 7 se 9 

Harv. 1786, A.M., LL.D. 1814, 
Royall Prof. Law Harv., Chief 
Justice Mass. Supreme Judicial 
Court. *1830 

*John Parker, se 7 
*Samuel Procter, 8 se 9 

April, (1778 ?) 

^William Procter, se 10 

* Joseph Prout, se 13 
*Isaac Rand, se 8 

Harv. 1787, A.M., Physician. 

* James Rand, se 7 
*James Smithwick, se 8 

April, (1778 ?) Adm. 

* Samuel Sumner,* se 11 

Dart. 1786, A.M., and Harv. 

* William Trefrey, se 9 
*Elisha Tyler 
*Thomas Walley, 10 83 9 




The following names also appear in 
this Class, on Hunt's Catalogue, which 
we suppose to be identical with those 
in the Classes attached to them : Ben- 
jamin Homans, aged 12, 1773; Kobert 
Pierpont, 1768; John Gray, 1774 (See 
note 11, p. 93). 


* Jonathan Amory, 11 se 8 

Harv. 1787, A.M. *1828 

*John Trecothick Apthorp, 12 
se 7 

Treas. of Com. of Mass. *1849 

i At North Grammar School from 1772-75. In Aug. 1773, was 7 years old. In 1774, 
his surname is spelled Lillie, at other times Lilly. In 1775, no middle name is given : at 
other times it is spelled Switcher. See Whitman's Hist. A. and H. A. Co. 2d edit. p. 357. 

2 There are two Joshua Lorings given as at the School in this year ; probably this is not 
the same as the one in the preceding Class who was at the North Grammar School in 1775. 

3 At North Grammar School in 1773-4-5. See Allen's Biographical Dictionary; also 
Sprague's Annals, ii. 43. 

4 bapt. King's Chapel, 26 Oct. 1768. See Allen's Biographical Dictionary, article on his 
father, William Palfrey. ._ . 

5 bapt. King's Chapel, 1 Jan. 1766. See Historical Sketch Massachusetts Lodge, p. 126. 

6 At North Grammar School in 1773-4. Entered Apr. 1774, aged 7, and in 1775. 

7 See F. S. Drake's Memorials of Massachusetts Cincinnati, p. 45; also Drake's and 
Allen's Biographical Dictionaries. 

8 The same name appears in the Class of 1767 in the Catalogue of the North Grammar 
School ; but the age here given shows it must have belonged to another boy. 

9 At North Grammar School in 1773, aged 8 1774-75. 

10 Entered 15 June, 1778. See article on Samuel II. Walley in Allen's Biographical Diet. 

11 See New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. x. p. 64. 

12 The middle name is first given in 1783. Died 8 Apr. aged 80. 



* Jonathan Belcher 

* Joseph Fitch 
*Lewis Gray, 88 9 
*John Hinckley, 83 10 

* Joseph Hinckley, 83 12 
^Benjamin Leverett, 83 10 
*John Foster Loring, se 7 

* Jonathan Dimond Morton, 1 

83 10 
*Daniel Russell, 83 9 
*John Salter, 83 8 

? Yale 1788, A.M. *1831 

* William Sheaffe, 2 83 8 
*Daniel Sigourney, 83 9 *isis 
*Samuel Stimpson 

* George Minott Taylor, 83 7 
*Timothy White, 83 9 

* Jonathan Williams, 3 83 91 

A.M. Harv. 1787. 


The following entered during this 
School year, but not until 1779, and at 
the dates given after their names. 

*Samuel (? Piatt) Broome, 83 9 

April 19, 1779. 

Yale 1786, N.J., A.M. Yale. *1781 

*Thomas Clarke, 83 9 

April 26, 1779. 

* William Cox, 83 11 

April 26, 1779. 

* Jonathan Houghton, 83 9 

April 19, 1779. *1782 

* Andrew Morton, 83 9 

May 17, 1779. 
? Brown 1795. *1805 

*Thomas Kimbal Thomas, 83 7 

May 17, 1779. 

The name of John Doubleday is 
also given as entering this Class 20 
June, 1779, aged 15 ; but we omit him 
as probably identical with the John 
Doubleday of 1772. Mr. Thomas Far- 
rington, of our Class of 1788, says a 
grocer of that name kept in Washing- 
ton Street, near the Old South. 


*John Atkinson Abrahams, 4 

83 7 
*John Amory, 5 83 7 *i834 

*George Blanchard, 6 83 8 

Admitted in Sept. *1820 

* Joseph Bumstead 7 

Bookseller. *1838 

*Dudley Cotton, 83 8 
*Samuel Danforth 8 *i784 

*Caleb Fellows, 83 8 
* Jonathan Fellows, 83 9 
*Ebenezer Gay, 9 83 8 

Harv. 1789, A.M. *1842 

i In this Class he is given as Dimond Morton, but in 1779 the Jonathan is prefixed. 

2 See Sabine, ii. 281. 

3 Appears in 1779 and 80 as John Williams. See Allen's Biographical Dictionaiy, 

4 Spelled both with and without the final s, in different years. 

6 See New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. x. p, 64. 

6 Brother of Edward of 1774 (who is perhaps the conjectural Edward of 1765) ; and also 
of John W. of 1777, and Joseph T. and William of 1782. 
! • Died Feb. 14. » Given in 1780, aged 7 ; died 29 Feb. aged 12. 

9 Bro. of Samuel, prob. of 1768, and Martin, prob. of 1772. New England Historical 
Genealogical Register, Jan. 1879, p. 52. 




*Benjamin Goldthwait, se 9 
**Ezekiel Goldthwait, 1 se 12 

*Henry Loring, ae 6-|- 
*Thomas Loring, ee 8 

* William Morton, se 8 
*John Osborn, 2 se 10 
*Samuel Alleyne Otis, 3 se 9 

July 4. Adm. *1814 

* Jacob Parker, se 6J 
*Thomas Quincy, Ee 12 
*Daniel Scott, se 9 

*Peter Johonnett Seaver, 4 as 8 
*Henry Simpson, se 10 
*Isaac P. Simpson, 5 as 8 
*John Somes, ge 10 

* Joshua Stimpson, Ee 12 

Sept. 22. Adm. 

*Thomas W Thompson, 6 as 14 

Harv. 1786, A.M., Dart. 1802, 
M.C. and U.S. Senator. *1821 

*Edward Dumaresq Turner, se 9 
*William Turner, se 10 
*Samuel Welles, 7 as 8 

Harv. 1790. 

* Robert Wier, se 12 

Harv. 1788, A.M. 



The name of Joshua Green is also 
given in this year, aged 15 ; but we omit 
him, as being probably the same as the 
Joshua Green of 1773 (q. v.) 


*Francis Arnory 8 *i845 

* William Rice Apthorp, 9 se 8 
*Martin Bicker, se 7 
*John Clarke, se 9 
♦Charles Clement, 10 se 13 

Architect; Trus. Mass. Char. 
Mech. Assoc. ; Merchant. *1808 

l779-'86 *John Callender *i 83 3 

See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 
258, where it is said he entered in 1779. 

* Joseph Dennie 

Harv. 1790. 


Editor of "The Portfolio," author of 
" The Lay Preacher." He was born in Bos- 

ton, 10 August, 1768, but there appears no 
reason for retaining his name, which must 
have been inserted through some such error 
as is referred to on p. 103. See Proc. Mass. 
Hist. Soc. xvii. p. 3G2 ; also an account of 
him in a pamphlet privately printed by 
William W. Clapp, 1880; also Duyckinck's 
Cycl. of Amer. Lit. i. 583. 

Both these names are on the authority of 
Dr. Thomas Gray, of our Class of 1781. 

1 b. 28 Mar. 1767. His death was caused by an accident one Saturday afternoon, on or 
near the Common, at a place called the Laboratory, where squibs were sold to the boys. 
He procured some and put them in his pocket, where they exploded and burned him so 
badly, that he died after several weeks of intense suffering. 

2 See note on same name in the Class of 1780. 

3 Son of the Clerk of the United States Senate, of the same name, of our Class of 1748. 
See article on his father in Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

4 The middle name is first given in 1784. It is ordinarily spelled Johonnot. 

5 The initial of the middle name is first given in 1782, but it is nowhere written out. 

6 The middle name, which appears to have been only a letter, is not given by Mr„ Hunt. 
1 Lost at sea. See History of the "Welles family, p. 122. 

8 See New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. x. p. 65- 

9 The middle name is interlined indistinctly in 1780. 
io bapt. King's Chapel, 12 June, 1767. 



*Thomas Clement, 1 se 10 

Merchant. *1822 

*Edward Davis, se 8 

* Joseph Dorr 
*Samuel Dunnell, se 9 
*John Gardner, se> 9 

*John Hancock, 2 bb 6 J *i859 
*Edward Hayman, se 9 
*Gaspar Hay man, se 12 
*Richard Henley 

* James Henley 

*John Clarke Howard, 3 se 8 

Harv. 1790, A.M. *1810 

* William Howard, se 9 

* Gilbert Harrison Hubbard 

Hary. 1790, A.M. , *1803 

* Richard Jennys, se 8 
*John S. Osborn, 4 se 9 
*John Waters *i845 
*Josiah Waters 

Harv. 1790, A.M. *1818 

*James White 
^Benjamin Whitwell, se 8 

Harv. 1790, A.M. *1825 

*John Williams, 6 a3 7 

Harv. 1792, A.M. 


The names of Michael Gill and John 
Hubbard, are also given in this Class, 
but we omit them as being probably the 
same as the Michael Gill of 1771, and 
the John Hubbard of 1773. 


The list of entries in 1781 is wanting in 
Hunt's Catalogue. This list gives the names 
of those in the School in 1782, who do not 
appear in former years, and are not marked 
as having entered that year. 

^Nathaniel Barrett 
*Henry Bass 6 

Merchant. *1842 

*John Boit 6 

Master Mariner. *1828 

*Samuel Breck 7 *i862 

*Josiah Bumstead 8 

Dealer in Paper-hangings. *1859 

* Joseph Coolidge 9 *i840 

*Nathaniel Cud worth 
*Thomas Danforth 1 ° 

Harv. 1792, A.M. 1799, Phy- 
sician. *1817 

1 bapt. King's Chapel, 25 July, 1770 ; died 31 May. The name is spelled Clemens in the 
King's Chapel Register, as it is sometimes by Mr. Hunt. Mr. Farrington, of our Class of 
1788, says he lived at the corner of Milk and Congress Streets. 

2 Died 2 Jan. aged nearly 85. Nephew of Gov. Hancock, and for many years occupant 
of the Hancock Mansion in Beacon Street. 

3 Son of Rev. Simeon, and brother of Algernon Sidney, of our Class of 1784. He disap- 
pears after this year, and re-appears in 1784 when the middle name is first given. See 
Record of some of the descendants of Thomas Clarke of Plymouth, by Samuel C. Clai'ke. 

4 The middle name S. appears in 1782. There are two John Osborns given this year, so 
that though one name may be a repetition of the other, it is hardly possible that this is 
identical with the John of 1779. 

5 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. The name of John Williams occurs twice this 
year. In the first instance we suppose the boy identical with the Jonathan of the year 
before ; in the second, a new boy entering this year, to be the one here given. 

6 See Burial Registers of King's Chapel. \ 

7 See Drake's Biog. Diet. ; also " Recollections of Samuel Breck," pp. 42 and 43. 

8 A founder and deacon of Park Street Church. 

9 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary ; also Burial Registers of King's Chapel. 
10 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 321. 



*Janies Gardner 

Harv. 1788, A.M., M.B. 
M.D. 1811. 





* Joshua Gardner 

* Thomas G-ray 1 

Harv. 1790, A.M., S.T.D. 1826, 
Minister at Jamaica Plain. 

*Henry Hammond 
^Robert Haskins 

* Thomas Haskins 2 
*Edward Jackson 3 

Harv. 1794, A.M. 

*Michael Lowell 

* James Miller 

* Joseph Miller 

* Orris Paine 
*Robert Paine 

Harv. 1789, A.M. 

*Thomas Paine 4 ; afterwards 
Robert Treat Paine 

Harv. 1792, A.M. *1811 

^Bartholomew Rand *i798 

* William Sutton Skinner 
*John B. Sonthack 


The name of Jonathan Williams oc- 
curs in this Class, but we omit him as 
probably the same boy as the John 
Williams in the Class before. He 
may however be the Jonathan of 1778, 
who appears as John in 1779 and 1780, 

now re-appearing as Jonathan. Mr. 
Hunt seems to nave a great deal of 
trouble with the names John and 
Jonathan, and to have used them 
somewhat indiscriminately. 


* William Amory 5 *isi2 
*John Andrews^ 

? Harv. 1786, S.T.D. 1824. *1S45 

*Robert (?Landals) Annan, 

? Brown 1786. 

*William Annan, se 16 

? Brown 1786. 

* George Apthorp 7 
*John Avery 

Harv. 1793, A.M. *1801 

* Abraham Bartlett 8 *i847 

May 5. 

*Samuel Proctor Bayley 9 

Harv. 1791, A.M. *1802 

* Joseph Tyler Blanchard 10 

Master Mariner. *1815 

* William Blanchard 10 

Merchant and Master Mariner. *1844 

*Benjamin Blythe 
•Francis Blythe 
*William Boies 

1 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary ; also Appendix. 

2 bapt. King's Chapel, 11 Jan. 1775. 

3 Son of Major Jackson. Lived in Dock Square. Thomas Farrington, of our Class of 
1788, teste. 

4 Author of the song, "Adams and Liberty." His name was changed on the plea he 
had no " Christian name." See Duyckinck's Cycl. of Amer. Lit. i. 659 ; Allen's and 
Drake's Biographical Dictionaries ; also Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 284. 

5 See New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. x. p. 64. 

6 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary ; also Recollections of Samuel Breck. 

7 Re-entered 1784. 8 b. 6 Aug. 1772 ; died 17 Oct. 

9 Appears in 1783 with middle name P., in 1784, Pr., and as here given in 1785. 

10 Brothers, and brothers of Edward of 1774, John W. of 1776, George of 1779, and per- 
haps of Charles C. of 1786. Thomas Farrington says John T. lived in Milk or Atkinson 
Streets. He succeeded his brother George in business as a broker. 



*John Barrett Bowen 1 
*John Boyle 2 

*Edward Bromfield 3 *isoi 

**Thomas Bumstead 

1783. *1786 

*John Clement 4 
*Edward Cushing 

* James Dakin 
*Robert Emery 

* William Foster 5 

March 11. *1862 

*John Gould 6 
*Henry Hubbard 

? Yale 1792. *1794 

* Abraham Hunt 

♦Elisha Hunt 
♦Benjamin Ingersoll 
* James Ingersoll 7 
♦Robert Jackson 8 
♦Leonard Jarvis 9 

Sept. 9. Harv. 1797. 

♦Thomas Lampson 10 
♦John Walley Langdon 11 
♦Edward Loring 


♦Henry Loring 
♦Israel Loring 
♦William Mackay 

(See Addenda) 

♦William McNeill, se 9 



1 Probably brother of Rt. Rev. Nathaniel Bowen, of our Class of 1786. 

2 Spelled with an s in 1783 and 4. 

3 Son of our John of 1751 ; grandson of Edward (the merchant) ; brother of John (in 
Boston in 1849). H. B. Pearson, teste, 29 Mar. 1849. 

4 bapt. King's Chapel, 27 May, 1774, and the name spelled Clemens ; died before 1816. 
Brother of Charles and Thomas, of our Class of 1780. 

5 b. 25 Feb. See New England Historical and Genealogical Register for 1862, p. 17. 

6 In 1782 spelled Gold, in 1783, Gould. 
" See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

8 Disappears after this year, but we suppose him to have re-entered in 1784. He was a 
brother of Henry, Charles, and James, of that year. 

9 bapt. King's Chapel, 30 Sept. 1774. See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. " Died at 
his residence in "West Claremont, N.H., Feb. 9, 1848, in the seventy-fourth year of his age. 
He was born in Boston in 1774, and educated at the Latin School in this city. Soon after 
his graduation from that institution, he studied medicine under his uncle, Dr. Charles 
Jarvis, an eminent physician of Boston ; and on being admitted to practice he removed, 
in 1797, to Claremont, to an estate purchased by his father of Hon. Sanford Kingsbury. 
There he devoted himself to medicine and to agriculture ; and till his retirement from 
practice about 1820, was one of the most eminent and successful practitioners in Cheshire 
County. He was descended from a respectable family in Massachusetts. His great grand- 
father, Nathaniel Jarvis, born in 1668, emigrated from Wales to Boston, and married 
Elizabeth Peabody, of Maine. He died in Boston in 1738, leaving three sons, Leonard, 
John and Nathaniel. John moved to Connecticut, leaving numerous descendants in that 
State, among whom were a former bishop of that diocese, his son, Rev. Dr. Jarvis of Mid- 
dletown, and Dr. George O. Jarvis, a distinguished physician of Portland, in that State. 
Among the descendants of Nathaniel is Leonard Jarvis, Esq., a merchant of Baltimore, 
well known in that city for his wealth and liberality. The other son, Leonard, born in 
Boston in 1715, married Sarah Church, grand-daughter of Col. Church, distinguished in 
the Indian wars, especially for the victoiy over King Philip, at Mount Hope." 

1( > Spelled Lambson, but in 1783 Lampson. 

11 He may have entered in 1781. The middle name is first given in 1784. 



*Benjamin (? Maverick) Mum- 

Yale 1790, A.M. 1798. *1843 

*Charles Paine 1 

Harv. 1793. *1810 

*Snow Paine 

** Samuel Burt Parkman 2 *i785 

*Edward Rand 

* Gideon Snow 

* William Sullivan 3 

Harv. 1792, A.M., LL.D. 1826.*1839 

*Benjamin Sumner, 4 se 7 *i853 
*Josias Sumner, 5 se 8 *i8io 

*Richard Devens Tucker 
*John Turner (?) 

? Brown, 1788. *1839 

* Charles Walley 

* William Whitwell 

* William Williams 6 

? Harv. 1798, A.M. *1862 

* Charles Williams Windship 7 

1793, A.M. 1797, M.D. 




The name of Jonathan Morton is 
given in this Class, as entering Aug. 
26, but we omit him, supposing him to 
be the same as Dimond and Jonathan 
Dimond Morton of 1777 and 1778. Im- 
mediately after his name come those 
of Andrew and William Morton, whom 
we suppose the same as those of 1779. 

All are probably brothers. We also 
omit the name of Gerrish Barrett, sup- 
posing it the same as in 1777. 


* George Washington Apple- 

ton, 8 se 7 

Harv. 1794. *1808 

* Charles Ward Apthorp, se 8 
*Daniel Bell, sb 7 

* William Breck 

* Nathaniel Bumstead, se 9 
*Samuel Bumstead, se 7 

Harv. 1795, A.M. *1805 

*James Carter, ae 9 
*John Carter, se 8 

* Joseph Chase, 9 se 7 
*John Dafforne, se 10 

Aclrn. April 26. 

* William Spencer Davis, 10 se 7 
*Samuel Eliot, 11 ee 12 *i8— 
*Gustavus Fellows, se 9 

Adm. April 26, 1784. 

* George Henderson 
^Robert Hinckley 

*Thomas Woodb ridge Hooper 1 2 

Harv. 1789, A.M. Dart. 1792. *1816 

1 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 310. 

2 The middle name is first given in 1785. His death may not have occurred until 1786. 

8 See Allen's and Drake's Biog. Diets. ; Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1835-55, p. 150 ; Loring's 
Hundred Boston Orators, p. 314 ; also Whitman's Hist. A. and H. Art. Co. 2d edit. p. 397. 
4 Died 26 Mar. W. S. Appleton, teste. 5 Died 26 May. W. S. Appleton, teste. 

6 Can he be William Trumbull Williams, Yale 1795, died 1839 ? 

"' Spelled also Winchip, Windchip, Winship, Windship. See Allen's Biographical 
Dictionaiy. Under 1785, the date July, 1785, is given against him. He probably re-entered. 

8 Died at sea. A brother of Nathaniel, of our Class of 1762. See Genealogy of the 
Appleton family, by William S. Appleton. 9 Spelled also Chace. 

10 Son of Senator Amasa Davis, and brother of Richard M. of our Class of 1791. 
n Grandson of Dr. AndreAv Eliot. Went to Washington about 1800. 
l 2 The middle name is given W. in this year, Woodbridge in the next. 



*Samuel Hunt, 1 se 6|- ; after- 
wards John Dixwell 

Adm. March 16, 1784. 

Harv. 1796, A.M., M.B. 1800, 

M.D. 1811. *1834 

*Giles Loring 
*Job Mackay 
^Nathaniel Martin, 2 a3 7 
*John Rand, se 8 

* Joshua Revere 3 *i80i 
*John Sprague, £e 9 

*John (Langdon) Sullivan, 4 
ee 6 

A.M. Harv. 1807, M.D. Yale 
1837. *1865 

*William Whittington, ee 8 

*David Wier 

* Jacob Williams, sb 7 

* Jonathan Williams 5 


*George Apthorp, se 10 

Nov. 23, 1784. 

* James Bangs, se 8 

* Jonathan Bowman 6 

Mav, 1785. 

Harv. 1790, A.M. *1808 

* William Bowman 
*Samuel Cookson, se 11 1 
*Samuel Coverley, se 7 

* Theodore Be eon, ^ se 7 J 

Harv. 1795, A.M., S.T.D. Coll. 
of N.J. 1809, Bishop of South 
Carolina. -*1817 

*John Ward Fenno, se 6-|- 
*Ellis Gray, se 7 J- 

1783 * Joseph McKean 

Harv. 1794, A.M., Boylston Prof. 

Bhet. Harv., LL.D. Coll. of New 

Jersey 1814, S.T.D. Alleg. 1817; 

Minister of Milton. *1818 

A manuscript note in Rev. E. E. Hale's 
interleaved Catalogue, claims Dr. McKean 
as a member of this Class, on the authority 
of Alden's Biography. This biography we 
cannot find. Mr. Hunt's Catalogue does not 
give his name; the memoir of him by Dr. 
Levi Hedge, (Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll'ns, second 
series, vol. viii, p. 157,) and the notice of him 
in Sprague's Annals, viii, 414, mention that 

he was a pupil " at a public school in Bos- 
ton," previous to 1787, but do not specify 
this, and there seems no authority for put- 
ting him here. A note from Mrs. Charles 
Folsom (his daughter) says : " Dr. McKean 
was fitted at the Latin School." He could 
have been here, if at all, only a very short 
time. He was prepared for College at An- 
dover, and entered in 1790, at the age of 
little more than fourteen years. 

Mrs. Folsom adds that when he had 
reached a very advanced age, Mr. Hunt 
was a frequent visitor at her father's house. 

See Proceedings Mass. Historical Society, 
1791-1835, p. 273, note. 

1 See article on John Dixwell, the regicide, in Allen's Biographical Dictionary ; also By- 
Laws of St. Andrew's Boyal Arch Chapter, p. 109. 

2 Under the year 1785, the date 20 Feb. 1786, appears against his name, at which time he 
probably left. 3 See Historical Sketch of Massachusetts Lodge. 

4 The middle name is given in the Catalogue of 1847. In 1789 his residence is given 
as New Boston. See Whitman's History of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 
2d edit. p. 383 ; Drake's Biog. Diet. ; also Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1791-1835, p. 277, note. 

5 This may be identical with Jonathan Williams, given under 1781, whom we there sup- 
posed to have been confused with John of the year before, or like that, may be another 
repetition of John of 1780. This confusion is explained perhaps by the custom of calling 
boys named Jonathan by the shorter name of Jon, or the pet name of Jonny. See notes 
under Classes of 1780 and 1781. 

6 Recorded as John, admitted 2 May, 1785, but in 1785 given as Jonathan, another in- 
stance, as we suppose, like that referred to under Williams, in the preceding Class. 

7 b. 8 Dec. 1776. Entered college before he was fifteen. In 1789 his residence is given 
as State Street. 

Bishop Dehon, at the Boston Grammar School, was under the care of Mr. Hunt, who 
expressed an exalted opinion of his talents and scholarship ; and was always speaking his 
praise. One of his schoolfellows remembers that during the seven years he remained at 



*George Washington Harris, 1 


*Herman Harris 
*Robert Harris 
*Charles Hazen, 33 13| 

Oct. 11 (1784.) *1849 

* Algernon Sidney Howard, 2 

33 9 *1796 

* Charles Jackson 3 

Harv. 1793, A.M., LL.D. 1821, 
Fell. Harv., Judge of Supreme 
Judicial Court of Mass. *1855 

*Henry Jackson *i806 

* James Jackson 4 

Harv. 1796, A.M., M.B. 1802, 
M.D. 1809, LL.D. 1854, Hersey 
Professor in Harv. Univ., Pres. 
of American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences. *1867 

* William Hill Jenkins, 5 33 7 

* James Tyng Loring, 6 33 6 J 
**Nathaniel Noyes, 33 T *i786 

*Francis Johonnot Oliver, 7 33 6 \ 

Harv. 1795, A.M., and Yale 1799 .*1858 

* George Washington Otis, 33 6 J 

* Joseph Palmer 8 

August 9. 
? M.D. Yale 1816. *1825 

*John Rowe Parker, 9 33 7 *i845 
* Joseph Revere, 33 7 
*Charles Harrison Sprague, 10 
33 8 

* Thomas Gushing Thacher 11 

Oct. 1784, se 13. Adm. Feb. 9, 
1785. Harv. 1790, A. M., Minis- 
ter of Lynn. *1849 

*Samuel Turner, 33 7 
*Peter Vose, 33 8 

* William White 

? A.M. Brown, 1808. *1851 

*Isaac Winslow 12 

Sept. 13. Merchant. *1856 

*Thomas Winslow, 1 2 33 9 *i808 

this school, he was invariably at the head of his class, and that when he left the school, at 
the age of fourteen years, he received the first honor, being appointed to deliver the Eng- 
lish oration. The teacher used often to remark that while some of his pupils seemed born 
for obscurity, Theodore was born for eminence and distinction. "I always,'* said he, 
"marked him for a great man, and thought he would arrive at what he did." 

This seems to be from notes from one of the family. Essay on Dehon's Life, by D. 
Gadsden, p. 4. See Drake's and Allen's Biographical Dictionaries ; Life by C. E. Gadsden ; 
also Daleho's History of the Church in South Carolina, p. 223. 

1 In this year printed without the George, which appears the next year. 

2 In 1786 (June 22) appears as Sydney Algernon Howard, and so continues in 1787, 
1788 and 1789, after which he seems to have left School. 

3 See Proceedings Massachusetts Historical Society, 1835-55, p. 608, note ; Allen's Bio- 
graphical Dictionary ; also Appendix. 

4 See Drake's Biographical Dictionary ; also Appendix. 

Charles, Henry, and James Jackson, brothers, were admitted June 7; and Robert 
Jackson was also admitted at the same time. He was another brother, and we suppose 
identical with the Robert of 1782, who appears to have been out of the School in 1783, 
and so we do not repeat his name. 5 The middle name is first given in 1785. 

6 In 1789 his residence is given as Beacon Sti'eet. 

7 The middle name is spelled by Mr. Hunt, Johonnet ; we follow the usual spelling, and 
that of the Harvard Quinquennial. In 1789 his residence is given as Marlborough Street. 

8 Perhaps another Joseph, who received the same degree at Yale in 1820, and died in 1839. 

9 Son of Rt. Rev. Samuel Parker ; brother of Samuel D. of our Class of 1788. In 1789 
his residence is given as Pond Lane. 10 Given without the middle name in 1785. 

11 Died 24 Sept. See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

12 Sons of Isaac of our Class of 1751. Taken in Lord Howe's fleet to Halifax, 1776. 
Isaac died 26 July, ee 82 ; Thomas 3 July. See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 




* Joseph Trumbell Barrett, 1 

se 7 
*Ezekiel Goldthwaite Bridg- 
ham 2 

May 8, 1786. 

* Stephen Bruce 3 *i806 
*Charles Cushing, 4 88 10 

Harv. 1796, A.M. *1849 

*Thomas Costin Lowden 5 
*Samuel May 6 

Merchant. *1870 

*Henry Paine 7 
*John Procter 8 
*Henry Lloyde Smith 

July 25. 

*John Stickney 

* George Washington Stillman 
*John Stillman 

Feb. 1786. 

* Joseph Warren Thacher 9 


*Peter Oxenbridge Thacher, 10 
se 9 

Harv. 1796, A.M., Judge of 
Municipal Court, Boston. *1843 

*Charles Walker 

, ? Harv. 1789, A.M. *1834 

*John Parker Whitwell *\860 

The name of John Apthorp also ap- 
pears in this Class in Mr. Hunt's Cata- 
logue; but as on the return for 1789 
his age is given as 12^, which would 
be the same as that of John T. Ap- 
thorp of 1778, if the age there given 
be correct, we suppose the two iden- 
tical, and have omitted him; but we 
may have been in error in so doing, 
as on the Burial Registers of King's 
Chapel we find a record under date of 
10 Nov. 1797, of the burial of John 
Apthorp, merchant, aged 22 years. 


*Nathaniel Coffin Amory, 11 
se 8; afterwards Nathaniel 

A.M. Harv. 1806, Navy Agent 

at Pensacola. *1842 

May 23, 1785. Both Latin Schools have 64 pupils. See Town Records. 
July 6, 1785. Present at the Visitation, 100. 

1 Son of Judge Samuel ; brother of our Samuel of 1791. In 1789 his residence is given 
as State Street, and in the return for the same year his age is given as \\%. 

2 The middlt "\arne is first given in 1786. 

3 See Historical Sketch of Massachusetts Lodge. 

4 Son of Clerk of United States Court. In 1789 his residence is given as New Boston ; 
on the return of 1789, his age is given as 14. 

5 The middle name is first given in 1786. 

6 b. 4 Dec. 1776 ; died 23 Feb. See Boston Daily Advertiser, 2 Mar. 1870. 

7 Son of Judge P. In 1789 his residence is given as Milk Street, and on the return for 
the same year his age is given as 12. See N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg. vol. ix. p. 78. 

8 In 1789 his residence is given as Marshall's Lane, and on the return for the same year 
his age is given as 13 in November. 

9 b. 4 July, 1775 ; died 19 Mar. See Heraldic Register, vol. iv. p. 78. 

io In 1789 the middle name O. is first given, and his residence as Court Street. See 
Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 323 ; also Allen's and Drake's Biographical Diets. 

11 b. 22 Nov. 1777 ; died 24 June. Lived for a long time at Watertown, on what is known 
as the Cushing Estate ; afterwards at Newport, R.I. 



* William Baker Bass, 1 se 9 

U. S. Consul in France. 

*Charles Chauncey Blanchard 2 

Harv. 1796, A. M. *1811 

* Nathaniel Bowen, z se 8 

A.M. Harv. 1803, S.T.D. Penn. 
1813, and Coll. of So. Carolina 
1813, Bishop of So. Carolina. *1839 

^Robert Brindley 
*Elijah Doubleclay, se 7| 

* Thorn as Gray, 4 se 7 


^Nathaniel Greenough, 5 se 9 
*John Barrett Hammett, 6 a3 8 


* William Kneeland, 7 sq 8 

* Joseph Loring, 8 se 9 

Col. 40th Inf. U.S.A. 

*Frederic May, 9 se 121 

Admitted Aug. 14. 
Harv. 1792, M.B. 1795, M.D. 
1811, Prof. Obstetrics Columb. 
Coll. Wash. *1847 

* Joseph Otis, ee 9| 

Admitted 9 Apr. 1787. 

*Hamden Palmer, 10 
*Samuel Ruggles, 11 se 7f 
*John Scott, ee 8§ 

* William Shattuck, 12 se 7 J 

* William Lambert Thayer, se 8 
*Samuel Hall Walley, 13 as 8 


*John Collins Warren, 14 se 8 

School Street. 

Harv. 1797, A.M., M.D. 1819, 
and St. Andrew, Hersey Prof. 
Anat. and Surg. Harv., Pres. 
Mass. Med. Soc. *1856 

^Francis Welch, 15 ee 10 *i867 
*William Wetmore, 16 se 9 

Harv. 1797, A.M. *1807 

1 In 1789 his residence is given as Ransford's Lane. 

2 He appears to have dropped the middle name, which Mr. Hunt spells Chancey, in 1789 ; 
in that year his residence is given as Green's Lane. 

3 See Drake's Biographical Dictionaiy ; also Dalcho's History of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in South Carolina, p. 211. 

4 He is given on the Catalogue of 1847 as M.D. but we have been unable to find his name 
on the Triennial Catalogues of the New England Colleges, and cannot identify him. 

5 In 1789 his residence is given as North Square. 

6 The last name is subsequently spelled Hammatt. In 1789 his residence is given as 
Southack Court. Died 9 June. See By-Laws St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, p. 160. 

7 In 1789 lived in Cornhill. 8 See Hamersly 's Army Reg. of U.S. for 100 years, p. 121. 

9 Son of Col. John May; b. 16 Nov. 1773 ; nephew of Samuel May, of our Class of 1785. 
See Allen's and Drake's Biographical Dictionaries. 

10 In the Catalogue of 1847 he is given as Harnden Palmer. An initial J. for the first 
name is written in Mr. Dixwell's copy in this and one or two subsequent years. He was 
undoubtedly John Hampden Palmer b. 22 Feb. 1780, 4th child of Master Hunt's sister 
Elizabeth and Joseph P. Palmer, Harv. 1771. 11 Residence in 1789 given Newbury St. 

12 In 1789 his residence is given as New Boston. is See Allen's Biog. Diet. 

14 See F. S. Drake's Mem. of the Mass. Cincin. ; Lives of Eminent American Physicians 
and Surgeons, edited by Samuel D. Gross, p. 792 ; also Allen's and Drake's Biog. Diets, 
and Memor. Biog. N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc. iii. p. 28. 

The Franklin Medals were first awarded in 1793 ; and he, with John Joy of 1788, and 
Daniel Bates of 1792, received them. 

15 Although this name is spelled Welsh by Mr. Hunt, we have taken the spelling of Mr. 
Welch himself from his signature in the Register of the Latin School Association. Died 
27 Apr. aged 90 years 8 months. I 6 Subsequently this name is spelled Whetmore. 



*Jotham Williams, 1 se 8 
*John Winslow, 2 se 7 

? Brown 1795, A.M. 


The name of Jacob Parker is given 
in this Class in the Catalogue of 1847, 
but we omit it, supposing him identical 
with the Jacob Parker who appears in 
Hunt's Catalogue in 1779. 

In this Class is also given, as enter- 
ing 22 June, 1787, Sydney Algernon 
Howard, which name is repeated in 
1787-8-9, when he appears to have left 
school. We suppose him identical with 
the Algernon Sydney Howard of 1784; 
that he left and re-entered. He was 
a brother of John Clarke Howard of 
1780, and son of Rev. Simeon, and the 
former is the correct collocation of his 


*John Belknap, se 10J 
*Charles Williams Bell, 3 a3 7 

* Charles Bridgham, se 7-|- 
*Hickling Cox, 4 se 9J 
*Lemuel Cox, 4 se 13 

* William Dehon, 5 se 8 *i833 
*Newman Greenough, 6 ae 11 


^Benjamin Hammatt, 7 83 7 

* Charles Otis, as 8 *i837 
*Jbhn Pipon,* as 23 J 

Harv. 1792, A.M., and Brown 
1806, Minister of Taunton. *1821 

*Paschal Paoli Pope, 9 aa 8 

Adm. 29 Apr. 1788. *1867 

*Robert Rand, 10 as 8 


*Richard Salter, ae 7 
*Thomas Somes, 11 (ae 10) 
*John Sprague 12 
*Charles Sprague, 12 (ae 10) 

1786 *J. Malone 

This name we suppose identical with John 
Meloney of 1793, q. v. 

^William Selby *i798 

* William Shed 

1787 *Josiah Salisbury 

Harv. 1798, A. M. *1826 

Hon. S. Salisbury is the authority for the 
original insertion of this name, which does 
not appear on any Catalogue. 

1 In this year given William, subsequently, and also in Catalogue of 1847, as above. 

2 Brother of Isaac, of our Class of 1784. In 1789 his residence is given as Sudbuiy Street. 

3 The middle name is first given in 1791. In 1789 his residence is given as Sudbury St. 

4 ? Sons of Lemuel. See Drake's Biog. Diet. ; Sabine's American Loyalists ; also Brad- 
ford's New England Biographies. 

5 In 1789 his residence is given as State Street. 

6 Died at Boxbury 2 Aug. 

7 Son of Benjamin ; brother of John Barrett Hammatt, of our Class of 1786, and Henry 
Hill Hammatt, of 1789. In 1789 his residence is given as Southack's Court. 

8 Spelled Pippoon by Mr. Hunt. Admitted to Harvard College, July, 1788. See Allen's 
Biographical Dictionary. 

9 The middle name is first given in 1791. In 1789 his residence is given as Newbury St. 

io b. 22 May, 1779 ; died 3 June. 

11 Son of John ; brother of Nehemiah, of our Class of 1791. In 1789 his residence is given 
as Purchase Street ; and on the return for the same year his age is given as 12X. 

12 According to Thomas Farrington, sons of Dr. Sprague, of Federal Street, who was 
son of Dr. Sprague of Dedham. On the return for 1789 the age of Charles is given as 12. 



* William Stackpole, 1 

Haw. 1798, A.M. 

se 7 


The list of this year is headed hy the 
name of John Waters, and the same 
name ends it. We suppose the repe- 
tition accidental, and that both names 
are intended for the John Waters who 
entered in 1780, and is found in each 
year up to the present. 


♦Henry Andrews, 2 ae 9 

Left Apr. 1794. 

♦John Bumstead, 3 se 10 
♦Dudley Colman, 4 (as 10) 
♦♦Nathaniel Colman, 4 (ee 8) 


♦Benjamin Coolidge, as 8 
♦Thomas Farrington, 5 se 7 

Left Feb. 1794. 

♦Joseph Gair, 6 se 7i 

f 1791 



♦John Joy, 7 ee 10 

Harv. 1797. 

♦Edward Palmer, s& 9 
♦Samuel Dunn Parker, 8 se 7 

Harv. 1799, Dist. Att. Suffolk. *1873 

♦Richard Sullivan, 9 a3 10 

May 8. 

Harv. 1798, A.M. *1861 

♦Samuel Townsend, 10 as 8 
♦Joseph Warren, as 8 

The name of John Sullivan, aged 12, 
is given in this Class, but we omit it, 
supposing it to be the same as the 
John Sullivan of 1783, whom we iden- 
tify with John Langdon Sullivan, of 
the Catalogue of 1847, who was M.D. 
of Yale 1837. 


♦George Washington Bass, m 10 

Left June, 1794. 
Hansford's Lane. 

♦Horatio Gates Bass, se 10 

Hansford's Lane. 
Deputy Marshal. 

1788 ^Richard Cooper 

Nathaniel Tilden *™ 2 

See note on James Tilden, Class of 1789. 

i Son of William. In 1789 his residence is given as Milk Street. 

2 Son of John. In 1789 his residence is given as Court Street. 

3 In 1789 his residence is given as Common Street. 

4 Brothers of Hev. Henry, of our Class of 1795. On the return for 1789 the age of 
Dudley is given as 11, and of Nathaniel as 9, and with the latter the residence State Street. 

5 In 1789 his residence is given as Friend Street ; in 1792-3 as Federal Street ; died 31 
Aug. aged 85 years. See Appendix. 6 Son of Rev. Dr. Thomas Gair. 

7 In 1789 his residence is given as "Water Street, and in 1792 as Beacon Street. See note 
under John Collins Warren, p. 122. He was one of the three (with John C. Warren, Class 
of 1786, and Daniel Bates, Class of 1792, ) to whom the Franklin Medals were first awarded 
in 1793. 

8 The initial of the middle name is first given in 1790, and the whole middle name is 
given in the Catalogue of 1847. In 1789 his residence is given as Pond Lane, and on the 
return to the Committee for that year, his age is given as 8. He was a brother of John 
Howe Parker, of our Class of 1784, and son of Ht. Hev. Samuel. 

9 In 1789 his residence is given as New Boston. See his Funeral Sermon by Rev. S. K. 
Lothrop, D.D., Boston, 1862. W In 1789 his residence is given as Marlborough St. 





* Joseph Bass, ae 11 

Hansford's Lane. 

*Charles Davis 1 

Adm. 18 Jan. 1790. 
Orange Street. 

Harv. 1796. 

*Samuel (Adams?) Dorr 

Adm. 18 Jan. 1790. 
Orange Street. 
? Harv. 1795, A.M. 

* Nathan Goodale, se 12 2 

16 Feb. 1790. 
New Boston. 

* Henry Hill Hammatt, 3 ee 8 

Southack's Court. 

*Samuel Howard, as ll 4 

Adm. Dec. 17. 

North Square. *1823 

*John Hunt, (as 8 5 ) 

School Street. *1798 

* Joseph Hussey, so 11 

Adm. 18 May, 1790. 
Fort Hill. 

*Benjamin Pearson, se 15 
*Henry Proctor, 83 6f 

Marshall's Lane. 

*Samuel John Sprague, 

Adm. Dec. 21. [se 10, June next. 

North Square. 

Harv. 1799, A.M. *1805 

*Bryant (Parrott) Tilden, ee 8 

* James Tilden, 6 se 9 

Aug. 1. 
Batterymarch St. 

Harv. 1799. *1800 

* Joseph Tilden 

Harv. 1837, A.M. *1858 

* Joseph Tuckerman^ 

Adm. May 20. [se 12, Jan 18. 

Orange Street. 

Harv. 1798, S.T.D. 1824, Minis- 
ter of Chelsea, First Minister-at- 
Large in Boston. *1840 

*John Henry Tudor, 83 7 

Adm. Sept. 15. 
Court Street. 

Harv. 1800. 


*Samuel Turner, 83 12 

Adm. Nov. 16. 

The name of Edward Jackson is also 
given in this Class, but we omit it as 
probably identical with Edward Jack- 
son of our Class of 1781. 


In his copy of Master Hunt's Catalogue, 
Mr. Dixwellhas written the following note 
under this Class : — 

" No list for 1790 and 91, like the others, 
appears to be registered. The admissions 
are recorded at the end of the preceding 
year, and an x is placed against the names 
of those, seemingly, who were withdrawn 
in that year, by which data the following 
register of the next year has been composed. 
It is approximately correct." 

We have omitted the names given in pre- 
vious yeai's, and give the names of those 
entering. in this year from the list prepared 
as thus described. 

* Joshua Blake, sd 12 

New Boston. 


1 Son of Amasa, brother of Bichard M. of our Class of 1791. 

2 12 Sept. 1789. Son of the first clerk of the District Court. 

3 Son of Benjamin, and brother of John B. of 1786, and Benjamin of 1787. 

4 Transferred from North Grammar School ; see old Catalogue. Brother of Charles and 
George of 1793 ; a merchant at Savannah, Georgia ; died there 8 October, aged 45. 

5 According to the return for this year to the Committee ; son of (Master) Samuel, bro- 
ther of George of 1793, and of Samuel 1783, born 30 Sept. 1781. 

6 Brother of Nathaniel, who is given in the Catalogue of 1847. Son of Deacon David 

of 1788. 

7 See Burial Register, King's Chapel ; Allen's and Drake's Biographical Dictionaries ; 
Memoir by Mary Carpenter ; Allibone ; also Sprague's Annals, viii. 345. 



* William Boyd, 1 aB 14 

Adm. Jan. 21, 1791. 

Friend Street. 

Harv. 1796. *1800 

*Ephraim Bumstead, as 10 

Common Street. 

*Charles Coolidge, 2 ae 10 

Fort Hill ; 

In 1793, New Boston. *1819 

*John Rose Greene, 3 aB 10 

Common Street. 

*Ralph Haskins, 4 aB 11 

Hansford's Lane. *1852 

*Samuel Hastings 

Hansford's Lane. 

*Charles Hubbard, aB 10 

Common Street. 

* William Jenks, 5 se 12 

Cross Street. 

Harv. 1797, A.M., S.T.D. Harv. 
1842 and Bowd. 1825, LL.D. 
Bowd. 1862, Minister at Bath, 

Maine; Professor of Oriental 
Languages and English Lit- 
erature, JBowdoin College, First 
Minister to Seamen in Boston, 
Minister of Green St. Church, 
Editor of Comprehensive Com- 
mentary. *1866 

*Samuel Mackay, se 11 

New Boston. 

* Andrew Newell, 6 aB 10 

Fore Street. 
Adm. Mar. 1791. 

*Samuel Nye, a3 13 

Beacon Street. 

^Nicholas Boyleston Richard- 
son, aB 11 

*Thomas Boyleston Richard- 
son, aB 11 

* Arthur Maynard Walter, 7 aB 11 

Adm. May 30, 1791. 
Church Lane. 

Columbia, 1799, A.M. 


1 The old Catalogue says he was transferred in 1789 from North Grammar School, which 
is probably incorrect. See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

2 Son of Joseph. Phillips Andover Acad. Catalogue gives the date of his death 1820. 

3 Brother of David I. of 1792, and Charles W. of 1794, sons of David of Roxbury. 

4 See New England Historical Genealogical Society's Memorial Biographies, vol. i. p. 46;". 

5 In 1791-2 is the record " 1793 in Universitatem Cantabrigiensem admittebatur." 

See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1867-9, pp. 105-112 ; Proceedings 
of American Antiquarian Society, Special Meeting, 15 November, 1866 ; also Drake's Bio- 
graphical Dictionary. 

6 ? Son of Dea. Timothy Newell. 

7 Died 2 Jan. Son of Rev. William. One of the founders of the Boston Athenaeum. 

An effort was made in 1789 to reduce the length of the course. In 1790 it was called a 
course of six years. 

April 1, 1790. Report on Latin School : " found the same in very good order." Still six 
classes, — impossible as yet to reduce to four : gradually to be done. Want of punctuality — 
perhaps necessary to change the hour. John Scollay. 

May 11, 1790. The Committee by vote of the Town : " ai*e fui'ther empowered to 

pull down the Dwelling House in School Street, now occupied by Master Hunt, and erect 
on the lot where the same now stands a School House with two stories, sufficient to 
accommodate the children of the centre of town with a reading and writing school, the 
materials of the said house to be applied thereto as far as they may be suitable to that 

" Further, that Faneuil Hall be occupied, until this is built, by the children now in Mr. 
Carter's Centre Reading School." 

Latin School, July 11, 1790. Annual list, 80 ; daily list, 65 ; present, 56. Six in highest 
class ; but one to enter College this year, and seven have entered since visitation. 



*Thomas Welsh, 1 se 12 

Hanover Street. 

*Charles Williams, se 10 

Quaker Lane. 


*Samuel Barrett, 2 se 10 

State Street. 

^Stephen Bruce, a3 13 

* Andrew Cambell, 33 11 

Bromfield's Alley. 

*John Clarke, se 11 

Center Street. 

*Samuel Clarke, 3 aa 10 *i830 

* Richard Montgomery Davis 4 

as 12 Nov. ''' *1799 

*John Gore, 5 as 11 

New Boston. *1817 

*Robert Hallo well, 6 after- 
wards Robert Hallowell 

Batterymarch Street, 
se 10^ July, 1792. 

Harv. 1801, A.M. *1864 

*Leonard Jarvis, 7 se 10 

South Street. 

Harv. 1800. Member of Con- 
gress. *1854 

*Robert Lash, 8 ae 11 *i863 

* Thomas Marshall, se 11 

Adm. April 10. 
State Street. 

? College of New Jersey, 1803, 
A.M. *1835 

**Isaac Peirce, se 10 *i793 

*Richard Shackelford, se 15 

Adm. to Harv. Coll. 179L *1823 

*Enoch Silsbee, se 12 
*Nehemiah Somes, 9 03 11 

Purchase Street. 

*George Sullivan 10 

New Boston. 

Harv. 1801, A.M. *1866 

*William Bant Sullivan 

New Boston. 
March, ae 10. 
Harv. 1801, A.M. *1806 

*David Townsend 1X 

Harv. 1799, A.M. *1836 

1 In 1793 his residence was Orange-tree Lane. His name is followed by 24, which prob- 
ably means he was admitted 24 January, 1791. Perhaps son of Thomas ; see Allen. 

2 Son of Judge Samuel, brother of Joseph T. of our Class of 1785. 

3 b. 20 Feb. 1779. Step-son of Rev. J. Freeman, D.D., of our Class of 1766. See Records 
of Some of the Descendants of Thomas Clarke, Plymouth, by Sam'l C. Clarke, p. 25. Also 
Burial Register, King's Chapel. 

4 Son of Amasa and brother of Charles of our Class of 1789. 

5 Brother of Christopher, of our Class of 1765. See "Payne and Gore Families," p. 29. 

6 The name is also spelled Hollowell. See Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1863-4, p. 348, also 
Coll. Maine Hist. Soc. p. 403. 

7 Not the Leonard Jarvis previously given in the Class of 1782. See Allen's Biog. Diet. 

8 Transferred from North Grammar School. See By-Laws St. xVndrew's Royal Arch 
Chapter, p. 165. 9 Son of John and brother of Thomas of our Class of 1787. 

10 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 381 ; Whitman's History of Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company, 2d Ed., p. 380. With William below, sons of Gov. Sullivan, 
and brothers of John L. of our Class of 1783, and Richard of our Class of 1788. 

11 Son of David. 

Master Hunt in 1774 agreed to devote himself for life to teaching on condition of receiving 
the same emoluments as Master Lovell. Accordingly the town voted him £30 as house rent 
beside his salary. When he was transferred to the South Grammar School, he occupied 
the house which Lovell had vacated, in lieu of the £30. 

In 1790 he received a peremptory notice, still preserved, to remove, as the Selectmen were 
about to pull down his house the next Monday. For that year he received a grant for rent, 
yet no new agreement in regard to a dwelling was ever proposed to him. 



*Benjamin Welles, 1 se 10 

Harv. 1800. *1860 

*Edward Welsh, se 11 

Orange-tree Lane, Aug. 1794. 

*Edward Wier 


* Thomas Adams 

. Dec. 11. 

Newbury Street. 

?Yale, 1800, A.M. 

*Daniel Bates, 2 sb 12 J 

Orange Street. 



* Joshua Pollard Blanchard 3 

Adm. Nov. se 10. 

Brattle's Square. *1868 

*Charles Colman, se 10 

State Street. 

^Thomas Dawes, 4 se 10 

Harv. 1801, A.M. *1828 

*John Gorham, 5 se 10 

Milk Street. 

Harv. 1801, A.M., M.B. 1804, 
M.D. 1811, Erving Prof. Chem- 
istry. Harv. *1829 

^Stephen Gorham 

ae 12 Feb. 

Adm. in Mar. 1793. 

Milk Street. 

*David Ireland Greene, 6 

8e 10£ *1826 

Common Street. 

1 Mr. Hunt spells the name Wells, but we follow here the Harvard Quinquennial. 

2 His Father was Deacon Bates. He received, with John Collins Warren of 1786, and 
John Joy of 1788, the Franklin Medals first awarded in 1793. See Appendix. 

3 Agent of the Peace Society. Thomas Farrington, teste. 

4 b. 26 Apr. 1782 ; died 29 July. Son of Thomas of our Class of 1766, and father of 
Thomas of our Class of 1829. See Holland's Wm. Dawes and His Ride with Paul Revere. 

5 See Allen's and Drake's Biographical Dictionaries. 

6 The middle name is first given in 1793. Brother of John Rose Greene of our Class of 
1790, and of Charles Winston Greene of our Class of 1794. See under 1790. 

1791. An effort was made at this time to reduce the course gradually to four years. 

Committee reports that Latin boys (22) be taught writing in their own school. 

Hunt's return, April, 1791, gives the names of 62 boys. 

Nov. 8. In conference of Masters and Committee, Mr. Hunt said that a private school 
was in his opinion quite incompatible with a public school. [Many of the masters kept 
private schools at the hours when they were not occupied in the public schools.] 

After the Class of 1791, on Mr. Hunt's Catalogue, as preserved by Mr. Dixwell, follows a 
copy of a loose sheet which appears to be a return of the pupils to the School Committee in 
1792, 3. It was probably made out and presented at the yearly visitation of the Committee 
in July, (of that year) 1793, and it seems to us best to give it for the suggestions it contains, 
as it shows the difficulty the Committee has labored under in arranging the boys according 
to the years of entering, and helps somewhat to locate them in their classes. 

1792 and 3. 

Catalogus puerorum, qui, ut ingenia colantur, ad Scholam Latinam-Grammaticam quotidie 


1 Johannes Collins Warren, School St. 

2 Johannes Joy, Beacon St. 

3 Gulielmus Dehon, State St. 

4 Daniel Bates, Orange St. 

5 Gulielmus Jenks, Cross St. 

6 Ai-thur Maynard Walter, Church Lane. 

7 Gulielmus Stackpole, Milk St. 

8 Henricus Andrews, Court St. 

9 Paschal Paoli Pope, Newbury St. 
10 Gulielmus Hunt, School St. 



♦William Hunt 1 

Dec. 4. 

Harv. 1798, A.M. 

*Heniy Newman 2 

se 10 May next, (i. e. 1793.) 
Common Street. 

*John Parkman 3 

se 10 Jan. 93. Adm. Nov. 
New Boston. 





Henry Proctor and John Henry 
Tudor are on the list of this Class, 
but the ages, 10 and 11 April, being 
given, they are easily seen to be iden- 
tical with boys of the same name who 
entered in 1789. 


* James Allen, se 14. 

Harv. 1799, A.M. *1834 

*Nathaniel Walker Apple- 
ton, 4 Se 10 *1848 

* John Bell, sb 12 
*Samuel Conant, 5 se 10 

* George Hunt, 6 se 10 

* Joseph Joy, 7 83 10 
*John Meloney, 8 as 10 

Left 10 Dec. 1794. 

* James Tucker, se 11 


1 Nephew of Master H., and son of "Win. of Watertown, who was probably Latin School, 
1759, and Harv. 1768. 2 Dj e d 28 July. See Drake's Mem. Mass. Cincin. p. 43. 

3 Son of Samuel and brother of George and Francis of our Class of 1800. 

4 Died 3 Apr. The middle name is not given by Mr. Hunt, but we find it in the Cata- 
logue of 1847. Son of Nathaniel W. of our Class of 1762. See Eough Sketch of Appleton 
Genealogy, by W. S. Appleton, p. 27. 

5 Son of a widow who kept a shop in Union Street. Thomas Farrington, teste. 

6 Son of Master Hunt. Brother of John of our Class of 1789, and William G. of the Class 
of 1802. Died 30 Jan. 

7 Joseph Green Joy, probably our boy, died at Nahant, 1850 ; See Allen's Biog. Diet. 

8 Thomas Farrington writing of him as in School at this time, says he was an Irish 
boy who used to assist Dr. Matignon at the Roman Catholic Church in Franklin St. 

He is given on the old Catalogue, and but for that we should have no doubt that the name 
of J. Malone given in that Catalogue as in the School in 1786 was intended for him, since 
the latter name is not found in Hunt's Catalogue. We have retained Malone under the 
line, only because the Committee by giving both names in 1847, seems to have intended to 
refer to different individuals. 

From the Records of the School Committee it appears that in 1792, the salary of the 
Latin School Master was £200, and that of the Usher, £80. 

1792. Visitation July 6. 

11 Thomas Farrington, 

12 Richardus Sullivan, 

13 Johannes Winslow, 

14 Thomas Welsh, 

15 Benjamin Hammatt, 

Federal St. 

New Boston. 

Sudbuiy St. 

Orange-tree Lane. 

Southack's Court. 

16 Samuel Dunn Parker, 

17 Robertus Hollo well, 

18 Ephraim Bumstead, 

19 Jacobus Tilden, 

20 Josephus Hussey, 

21 Johannes Hunt, 

22 Carolus Hubbard, 

Pond Lane. 

Battery-March St. 

Common St. 

Battery-March St. 

Fort Hill. 

School St. 

Common St. 

23 Georgius Washington Bass, 

Ransford's Lane. 

24 Carolus Coolidge, New Boston. 

25 Ralph Haskins, Ransford's Lane. 

26 Johannes Rose Green, Common St. 

27 Leonard Jarvis, 

28 Georgius Sullivan, 

29 Gulielmus Bant Sullivan, 

30 Samuel Bai-rett, 

31 Nehemiah Somes, 

South St. 

New Boston. 

New Boston. 

State St. 

Purchase St. 

32 Edwardus Welsh, 

33 Johannes Gore, 

Orange-tree Lane. 
New Boston. 



*John (?Henry) Tucker, 
ae 10 

?Brown, 1800, A.M. 

* Frederic Tudor, 2 ae 10 

Left 9 Dec. 1794. 



The name of Benjamin Welles is 
also given in this Class, but the age 
12£ makes it certain that it is only a 
repetition of the name of 1791, and 
the spelling here convinces us that we 
have been correct in identifying him 
with the graduate of Harvard. 


* William Bailey, ae 11 

Brattle Square. 

* Joseph Chadwick 

School Street. 

* Samuel Mather Crocker 

June 8, 1795. Moon Lane. 

Harv. 1801, A.M. *1852 

* Joseph Eckley, 3 ae 11 

Milk Street. 

Dealer in Hardware. *1861 

*Nathaniel Goodwin, ae 10 

Union Street. 

*Charles Winston Greene, 4 aell 

Common Street. 

Harv. 1802, A.M., and Brown, 

1827. *1857 

*John Russell Hurd, ae 10 

Marlborough Street. 

*Thomas Johnson, ae 15 


1 The middle name, Henry, is inserted in Dr. Hale's interleaved copy of the Catalogue 
of 1847. John H. is given in Brown Catalogue. 

2 The founder of the ice trade in Boston. See F. S. Drake's Memorials of Massachu- 
setts Cincinnati, p. 64. 

8 Son of Rev. Dr. Eckley ; brother of Thomas J. of 1795, and David, of 1797. Died at 
Marblehead, 4 July. 
4 Brother of John R. of our Class of 1790, and David I. of our Class of 1792. 

1793. Visitation Jan. 3 and July 8. 

Apr. 48 returned. 

June 7th. It was voted that the Franklin Medals for the Latin School bear the device of 
a pile of books and the words, " detur digniori," on one side, and on the reverse, "Franklin 
Donation, adjudged by the School Comm. of the town of Boston to ." 

Aug. 2d. Voted : That the stated time of admission to the Latin School be July an- 
nually, but admission may be obtained at other times, and in such classes as the candidate 
upon examination shall be found qualified. 

That the boys who attend the Latin Grammar School, shall be instructed by the Usher 
in writing, one hour every Monday, Tuesday, "Wednesday and Friday afternoon, and in 
arithmetic one hour every Thursday and Saturday forenoon, for the first two years of 
attending said school. 

Dec. It was voted that the Masters must make returns. 

34 Henricus Hill Hammatt, 

Southack's Court. 

35 Johannes Clarke, 

36 David Green, 

37 Carolus Coleman, 

38 Thomas Marshall, 

39 Andreas Cambell, 

40 Henricus Newman, 

41 Henricus Proctor, 

Center St. 

Common St. 

State St. 

State St. 

Bromfield's Alley. 

Common St. 

Marshall's Lane. 

42 Joshua Blanchard, Brattle's Square. 

43 Thomas Adams, Newbury St. 

44 Johannes Parkman, New Boston. 

45 Stephanus Gorham, Milk St. 

46 Johannes Gorham, Milk St. 

47 Thomas Dawes, Purchase St. 

48 Johannes Henry Tudor, Court St. 

Ad Scholarum Curatores Selectos. 



*Edward Jones, 1 *e 12 

Milk Street. 

* George MacDonogh, se 10 

Fort Hill. 

* William Minott, 2 ee 11 

Spring Lane. 

Harv. 1802, A.M. *1873 

*William Morrill, se 11 

Fore Street. 

* James Lloyd Parker, 3 se 10 

Pond Street. *1822 

*Thomas I vers Parker, 4 se 10 

Harv. 1803, A.M., M.B. 1806, 

M. D. 1811. *1856 

* William Popkin, se 11 

Middle Street. 

Harv. 1803, A.M. *1827 

*Charles Reed, 5 se 11 

Summer Street. 

*Ralph Reed, 5 se 10 
*Winthrop Sargent, se 11 

Purchase Street. 

Harv. 1803. *1808 

*Thomas Speakman, se 10 

Spring Lane. 

^Benjamin Winslow, 6 se 11 

New Boston. 

Dry Goods Merchant. *1863 


**Henry Adams, se 10 *?1795 

* James Trecothick Austin, 7 


Harv. 1802, A.M., LL.D. 1838. *1870 

* Thomas Baldwin, se 11 
*Henry Colman, 8 se 10 

Dart. 1805, A.B. Harv. 1806, 
Hon. Mem. Royal Agricultural 
Society, Great Britain. *1849 

*Thomas Oliver Davis 

Dec. next se 12 

*Thomas (Jeffries) Eck- 
ley, 9 se 10 

Harv. 1804, and Bowdoin, 1806, 
A.M. Harv. *1846 

*Henry Fales 

Harv. 1803, A.M. *1812 

*Samuel Harris, se 12 

Columb. 1800. ? Counsellor at Law. 

^Benjamin (Andrews) Hich- 
born 10 

83 10 Nov. 

Harv. 1802, A.M. *1818 

*Samuel Checkley Lathrop, 

S3 12 

1 Can this be Edward B. Jones, merchant; Columb. 1803, Trustee Columb. 1831-38 ? 

2 See Proceedings Massachusetts Historical Society, 1873-5, pp. 255-9. In the Harvard 
Quinquennial the name is spelled with one t. 

3 b. 29 Mar. 1784 ; died 22 Mar. Son of Bishop Parker, and brother of John B. of our 
Class of 1784, and Samuel D. of our Class of 1788. 

4 Twin brother of James L. above. 

5 Probably brothers. Charles died at sea, and Balph in Italy. 

6 b. 4 Aug. 1783, in New York ; died in Boxbury, Nov. 

1 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 471 ; also Proceedings Massachusetts His- 
torical Society, 1835-55, 55-58 ; also Drake's Biographical Dictionary. 

8 See Allen's and Drake's Biographical Dictionaries. 

9 The middle name is from the Harvard Quinquennial. Son of Bev. Dr. Eckley and 
brother of Joseph of 1794, and David of 1797. 

10 \y e get the middle name from the Harvard Quinquennial. It is not unlikely that he 
was named after Mrs. Hichborn's (his mother) first husband, who was accidentally killed 
by her second. Mr. Hunt spells the surname Hitchborn. See Becollections of Samuel 
Breck, p. 22. 

1794. 48. Jan. 2. Visitation. July 7. The examination for Medals. 

Sept. 9. Voted : That the Medals be distributed in the month of May, previous to 
Election Week. 



*Samuel Nicholson, 1 83 14 

*Francis Welles, 33 11 

* Joshua Winslow, 2 83 10 *i843 


*Benjamin Andrews, 83 10 
*Benjamin Bussey 

Aug. 2. 

Harv. 1803, A.M. *1808 

*Thomas (John Hancock) 
Cushing 3 

se 13 Nov. 

Harv. 1804, A.M. *1817 

*William Donnison, se 10 

Harv. 1805. *1823 

*Charles (Chauncy?) Foster 

se 10 Feb. 18. *1875 

* Joseph Greenleaf, 83 12 

Adm. Aug. 15.? Columb. 1810. *1871 

*Nathaniel Leighton 

se 12 Feb. 

*Saniuel Newman 

89 12 Dec. 

* Joseph Nicholson, 83 12 
^Robert Nicholson 

se 11 Apr. 4 
14 Mar. 

* William Cooper Park 

1797. Jan. 23.4 

^Lawrence Sprague 
^Samuel Cooper Thaeher 5 

se 11 Dec. 

Harv. 1804, A.M,, Fell. Harv., 
Minister New South Church, 
Usher and Acting Head Master. *1818 

**John Whittemore 6 *?i796 

In this Class are found also the 
names of William Bant Sullivan, who 
is the same as W. B. S. of 1791, and 
Henry Newman, who is the same as 
the H. N. of 1792. Both probably 
reentered this year. 


* Charles Austin 7 

se 10 Feb. *1806 

*David Balch, 83 13 


*Daniel Bell, as 11 

*George Washington Boyles, 8 
83 11 
Harv. 1806, A.M. *1834 

*Samuel Henley Bradford, 

83 11 

1 There was a Samuel N. graduated at Columbia in 1796, probably not this one, for Dr. 
Watson says he was in the hardware store of Mr. Winslow, father of our Andrew G. of 
1805. 2 Died in St. Croix, 15 May. 

3 The middle names are from the Harvard Quinquennial. 

4 These dates are probably those of admission. 

5 "We get the middle name from the Catalogue of 1847. Mr. Hunt does not give it. 
On leaving in 1799, he had the Salutatory and Valedictory Orations in Latin. See Drake's 
and Allen's Biographical Dictionaries ; also Sprague's Annals, viii. p. 435. 

6 Died 24 Aug. 

' Shot by T. O. Selfridge. See Allen's and Drake's Articles on Benjamin Austin, his 
father. Also (Jos. T.) Buckingham's Reminiscences, i. 278-9. 

8 The middle name is given in the Catalogue of 1847 and the final s is omitted, as it is 
in the Harvard Quinquennial. He was a brother of Isaac, whose name appears under the 
line on page 111. 

1795. July 6. Visitation. 

Dec. 10. An additional salary of £50 was voted for the year, and £80 to the ushers. 

1796. Jan. 7. Visitation. There was a grant of £100 extra (probably to the Master.) 



* William Bowes Bradford, 1 

83 10 

*David Eckley, 2 sb 11 

Dealer ia hardware. *1848 

* George Bethune English 3 

se 10 Mar. 
Adm. Nov. 21. 

Harv. 1797, A. M. 1811. *1828 

* William A(ugustus) Fales 4 

Harv. 1806. ' *1824 

*John Fosdick, 5 se 17 

May 7. 

*Samuel Goldborough, 83 13 

Adm. Oct. 30. 

* Thomas Greenleaf, 83 10 

Harv. 1806, A.M. *1817 

* John (White) Hayward, 6 83 11 

Harv. 1805, A.M. *1832 

*Thomas Morton Jones, 83 10 

Harv. and Bowd. 1806, A.M. 
Harv. *1857 

*William Kendall, 83 13 

* James Oliver, 83 10 

Adm. May 16th. 

*Edward Proctor, 83 13 

* William Scollay, 83 12 

Harv. 1804, A.M. *1814 

*Charles Thacher, 83 10 *i833 
*Benjamin Wells, 83 12 
*Ebenezer Wells 

Dec. 83 11. 
Adm. Jan. 

*Samuel Adams Wells, 83 10 


*George Chark, 83 11J 
*Henry Gardner Foster, 83 13 

1 The middle name is first given in the next year, when he appears to have re-entered. 

2 Brother of Joseph of our Class of 1794, and Thomas Jeffries of our Class of 1795, and 
son of Rev. Dr. Eckley; died 18 Feb. 

8 See Allen's and Drake's Biographical Dictionaries. 

4 The initial of the middle name A. appears in 1802. "We take the name from the Harvard 

5 Although the age does not quite correspond, it is so near, that we think likely that 
this is John Minot Fosdick, Dart. 1803, who died at Sing Sing, N. Y., in 1856, set 74, as 
we find in Chapman's Histoiy of Graduates of Dartmouth, that he was born in Boston. 

6 We take the middle name from the Harvard Quinquennial. 

1797. May 19. On the records of the School Committee of this date, it appears that a 
petition of Mr. Samuel Hunt to the Town, for an allowance for house rent, was referred by 
the Town to the School Committee for consideration. The Committee voted it did not 
think it expedient to make any discrimination between the different Masters in the service 
of the Town. 

May 25. Mr. Hunt appeared and stated his reasons for asking this compensation for 
rent, when the Committee voted to reconsider the vote of the last meeting, and to postpone 
the subject until the compensation of the Masters for the year was considered. 

Sept. 15. A letter from Mr. Hunt, praying for compensation for house rent having 
been read, it was Voted : That the Selectmen be requested to inquire into the state of the 
land in Braintree, bequeathed to the Town of Boston, for the support of the Grammar 
School, (referred to in Mr. Hunt's communication) , and report thereon. 

Dec. 1. Col. Thos. Dawes, Rev. Mr. West, Mr. Gray and Mr. Edwards were ap- 
pointed a special committee to inquire into the facts stated in Mr. Hunt's application for 
compensation for rent, etc. 

The same day, Jona. Snelling was chosen Master of the Centre Writing School, a public 
writing school kept in the same building as the Latin School. 



* Charles Howard, 1 se 12 J 

Adm. Nov. *1819 

*George Howard, 1 se 10 
*Daniel Jones, se 13 

?Harv. 1803, A.M. *1818 

*Samuel Lowder, se 12 

Harv. 1805, A.M. *1832 

^Benjamin Eddy Morse, se Hi 
*John Morse, se 10 

Harv. 1808, A.M. *1817 

*Samuel Proctor 
*John Revere, 2 se 11 

Harv. 1807, A.M. 1812, M.D. 
Edinb., Prof, of Theory and 
Practice of Med. in Jefferson 
Coll. Phila., and in Univ. of 
City of N. Y. *1847 

*John Shattuck, se 11 
*David Tyler, se 12 

Adm. March. 


* William (Stutson) Andrews 3 

se 10 May. *1872 

Harv. 18*12. 

*Henry Codman 

86 10 Oct. 

Adm. Oct. 

Harv. 1808, A.M. *1853 

*John Adams Cunningham 

ge 10 Feb. 

Harv. 1806, A.M. *1838 

*Thomas Dickason 

<e 11 Oct. 

Adm. 30 June, 1800. 

* Joseph Donnison, 4 se 11 

Harv. 1807, A.M. 1815. *1825 

* Joseph Foster, se 13 

Adm. June 3. 

*Charles Grant 

ge 10 Apr. 

*John Green 

33 11 Sept. 

PBrown, 1804, A.M., and Harv. 
1815, M.D. Brown, 1826, and 

Harv. 1826. 

* Joseph Hall 

ge 10 May. 
Adm. Oct. 

* Charles Hay ward 

se 12 Aug. 
Harv. 1806, A.M. 

* James Jones 

ge 10 June. 

*John Lovering 5 

Harv. 1806, A.M. 

*David Sears 6 

ge 12 Sept. 

Harv. 1807 ; Merchant. 

* William Smith 

ge 11 Apr. 

Harv. 1807, A.M. 

*Henry Wells 

ae 11 Aug. 

*Henry Whitlock 

ge 13 July. 
Adm. May 23. 

*Edward Winslow 7 

ge 11 Aug. 






l Brothers of Samuel of 1789, and of Mrs. Caroline (Howard) Gilman, widow of Dr. 
Samuel Gilman, of Charleston, S. C, (Usher in our School in 1812.) George died early 
in life. 2 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

3 We have obtained the middle name from a letter of the Rev. J. L. Watson, D. D., of 
our Class of 1805. 4 See Burial Register of King's Chapel. 

5 b. 8 Feb. 1788. Perhaps died at sea. 6 See Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc, 1871-3, p. 13. 

7 Son of Isaac of our Class of 1751. He was a resident of Charleston, S. C, and father 
of John Ancram Winslow, afterwards Admiral and Commander of the Kearsarge, which 
sank the Privateer Alabama in the War of the Rebellion. 

1798. Mar. 6. The committee referred to above, reported that Mr. H., had not as yet 
substantiated his claim, and they had given him farther time to produce vouchers. 
July 6. Visitation. 



* Jonathan Mountfort Wright 

se 11 Mar. 


*Loring Austin 

se 10 Apr. 

Harv. 1809. *1827 

* James Cassell, 1 se 13 
*John Cassell 1 

se 11 May. 
Adm. Nov. 11. 

*Charles (Chauncey) Clark, 2 
as 12 

Adm. May 6. 

Harv. 1808. *1837 

*Thomas (Amory) Dexter 3 

83 10 May. 

Harv. 1810, A.M. *1873 

*John Dupee, se 13 

Adm. 4 May. 

*William Eaton, se 13 

Adm. 4 May, 1801. 

^Frederic Gorham 

se 10 June. 

*John Loring 

se 11 Sept. 

* Joseph Lovell 4 

se 12 Dec. 

Harv. 1807, A.M. 1818, M. D. 
1811, Surg. Gen'l U. S. A. *1836 

* James Marston, se 12 

* Charles Mat/ 5 

se 11 Mar. 

Chaplain U. S. Navy. *1856 

* James Morrill 

se 12 July. 

* Francis Parkman, 6 se 12 

Harv. and Yale, 1807, A.M. 
Harv., S.T.D. Harv. 1834. *1852 

* George Parkman 7 

se 10 Feb. 
Adm. Aug. 13. 

Harv. 1809, A.M., M.D. Aberd. 
1813. *1849 

* William Parmenter 8 

Adm. 18 Jan. 1801. 
se 11 Mar. 

Memb. Cong., Naval Officer, 
Boston. *1866 

* Jones Shaw 

83 12 Dec. 

Adm. 13 Apr. 1801. 

* Jonathan Stodder, se 11 

* James Sturgis, se 10 

Adm. May 11, 1801. 

* Joseph Cotton Tucker 

se 13 Nov. 

1 In the Catalogue of 1847 these names are spelled Castle, and Thomas is given instead of 
James, while the other name is blank. 

2 The middle name is from the Harvard Quinquennial, which also spells the last with an e. 

3 The middle name is not given by Mr. Hunt, but we get it from the Harvard Quinquen- 
nial, and from Mr. Dexter's signature to the roll of the Latin School Association. 

4 See Allen's and Drake's Biographical Dictionaries. 

5 Son of Joseph May of our Class of 1769 ; b. 19 Mar. 1788 ; died 21 Mar. See May Gene- 
alogy, p. 21. 

6 On Rev. Dr. E. E. Hale's interleaved copy of the Catalogue of 1847, he has written : — 
"Dr. F. Parkman gave me the names of English, Lovell, Pai-kman, Parmenter, Win- 
throp and Sears ; they left 1803, having staid one year more than the regular time. He 
adds that he himself entered in 1799. He was astonished to remember the audacity of their 
impudence to Mr. Hunt. Parkman entered College in Aug., but remained at school till Feb. 
1804, when he joined his Class. He has no recollection of any ' Examination or School 
Commencement of any kind." 

See Allen's and Drake's Biographical Dictionaries ; also Sprague's Annals of the Amer- 
ican Pulpit, viii, p. 449. 7 See Allen's Biog. Diet. ; also Trial of Prof. Webster. 
8 He called to order the meeting at which the Latin School Association was organized. 



*Thomas Wells 

se 10 Mai-. 

*Davicl West, as 10 
*Michael White, as 12 
^Abraham Wild 

se 10 Feb. 

Harv. and Yale, 1809, A. M. 
Harv. *1825 

*Tkomas (Lindall) Winthrop 

33 llJuly. 

Harv. 1807, A.M. *1812 

* William Wright 

ae 11 Sept. 


**Edward Blanchard, as 10 *i802 
*Henry Doane, as 10 

*Nathaniel Emmons, 1 as 
(Ezekiel) Price Greenleaf, 2 

83 11 

* James Gregory, as 
*John Gregory, as 11 
*William Leach, as 10 
*George (Williams) Lyman, 
as 14 

Harv. 1806, A.M. *1880 

*John Scollay, as 10 

Harv. 1810. *1819 

^Benjamin Morgan Stillman, 3 

Dec. 8, ae 11. 

*David S Townsend, 4 as 11 

Harv. 1809, A.M.; Paymaster 

U.S. Army. 


1 Perhaps Nathaniel Henry Emmons who died in Boston in 1878, aged 82. He was a 
Boston boy, but his family have no knowledge of his ever having attended our School. 
He took the middle name Henry owing to the existence of another Nathaniel Emmons who 
may have been, and in the opinion of Mr. Greenleaf below was, our boy. 

2 Mr. Hunt's Catalogue says merely Price Greenleaf. The first name we have on his 
own authority, for as these pages go to press (20 April, 1882) Ezekiel Price Greenleaf is the 
oldest known living pupil of the Latin School. The Committee is in receipt of the follow- 
ing letter from him : — 

"No. 72 Waltham St., Boston, April 19, 1882. 
" Rev. Henry F. Jenks. 

" Dear Sir, — I was introduced by my grandfather, Ezekiel Price, who had been for many 
years Chairman of the Selectmen, to Mr. Hunt, charged to his especial care early in 1800 ; 
at my entrance I was addressed by E. Parkman and my brother, Thomas Greenleaf, who 
were leaving the School for College, having past their examination. The head of the Class 
was a son of Dr. Winship, I was the next, and John Scollay, grandson of Mr. Scollay of 
the Board of Selectmen, the next. I forget the names of the others, except Doctor Towns- 
end and his brother ; there were say, five others ; we were under the care of Mr. "Wells, I 
believe afterwards a bookseller. I left for Quincy the next year, and thence to Medford, 
and after to Quincy. ****** 

" Respectfully, 

"Ezekiel. Price Greenleaf." 

Francis Parkman, mentioned above, was of our Class of 1800, Thomas Greenleaf was of 
1792, and Doctor Townsend was Solomon D. of 1803. 

Through his maternal grandfather Ezekiel Price, mentioned in the letter above, Ezekiel 
Price Greenleaf is a direct lineal descendant of Master Ezekiel Cheever. 

3 Undoubtedly son of Rev. Samuel and bro. of Samuel of our Class of 1806, and perhaps 
father of our Benjamin Morgan of 1842 ; but perhaps a son of our Morgan of 1775. 

4 Son of Dr. David and brother of Solomon D. of our Class of 1803. See Memorials of 
Massachusetts Cincinnati by F. S. Drake, p. 63. The S stands for no middle name. 



*Henry (Monmouth) Watson, 1 

Clerk. *1805 

*John Cravath May Wind- 
ship, 2 se 12 J 

Harv. 1809. *1814 

The names of William Fales and 
Michael White also appear in this 
Class, but we omit them as probably 
the same as W. F. of 1797, and M. 
W. of 1800, who very likely reentered. 


*Stephen Blagge 

se 14 Jan. 

*John Derby Davis, se 10 
*Samuel Dunn 

as 11 Aug. 

*Thomas Edwards, se 12 
*John Hay Farnham 3 

se 11 Apr. 4. 

Harv. 1811, A.M., 1821. *1833 

1 The middle name is furnished by his brother, Rev. John L. Watson, of our Class of 
1805. He was second son and seventh child of Marston and Lucy (Lee) Watson, born 
in Marblehead, 14 July, 1788. Clerk in counting room of Daniel Sargent ; died 9 Aug. 
Buried in the family tomb on the Common. 

2 According to the letter of Greenleaf given in the note on p. 136, son of Charles 
Williams Windship of our Class of 1782, and perhaps father of Charles Windship of our 
Class of 1823. In a note under the Class of 1782 will be found various ways in which this 
name is spelled, to which may be added Windschip. 

3 See Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1791-1835, p. 447. 

The following list appears in Mr. Hunt's papers between 1801 and 1802. It is probably 
a copy of the annual return made in July, 1802 : — 

1 Georgius W. Lyman. 

2 Johannes Lovering. 

3 Johannes Adams Cunningham. 

4 Gulielmus Little. 

5 Gulielmus Gibbes Hunt. 

6 Gulielmus Fales. 

7 Henricus Wells. 

8 Josephus Donnison. 

9 Gulielmus Smith. 

10 Benjamin Andrews. 

11 Jacobus Jones. 

12 Benjamin Eddy Morse. 

13 Carolus Grant. > 

14 Johannes Green. 

15 Edwardus Winslow. 

16 Johannes Morse. 

17 Josephus Lovell. 

18 Francis Parkman. 

19 Gulielmus Parmenter. 

20 Thomas Winthrop. 

21 Georgius Parkman. 

22 Abrahamus Wild. 

23 Josephus Foster. 

24 Thomas Dexter. 

25 Carolus May. 

26 Carolus Clark. 

27 Henricus Watson. 

28 Jacobus Morrill. 

29 Thomas Wells. 

30 Loring Austin. 

31 Johannes Cassell. 

32 Jonathan Stodder. 

33 Josephus Cotton Tucker. 

34 Johannes Gregory. 

35 Johannes Cravath May Winchip. 

36 Johannes Scollay. 

37 Price Greenleaf. 

38 Nathanael Emmons. 

39 Jacobus Gregory. 

40 David Townsend. 

41 Henricus Doane. 

42 Benjamin Morgan Stillman. 

43 Edwardus Blanchard. 

44 Gulielmus Leach. 

45 Michael White. 

46 Georgius Bethune English. 



*Henry Hastings, se 14 
*Albigence Hayward 14 

se 13 Apr. 11. 

* Joseph Howard 

* James Henry Laugier 

se 12 June. 

* James M. Lincoln 

33 12 Dec. 

* Joseph (Geurard) Nancrede, 1 

83 10 

M.D. Univ. of Penn. 1813. *1856 

^Nicholas (Cussens) Nancrede, 2 
33 11 

M.D. Univ. of Penn. 1813. *1857 

*Harrison Gray Otis, 3 ee 10 

Harv. 1811, A.M. *1827 

*William Parker 4 
*Henry Parkman, afterwards 
Samuel Parkman 5 

11 Sept. 

Merchant. *1847 

*Edward Reynolds, se 10 

8 Feb. 1803. 

Harv. 1811, A.M., M.D. Brown, 

1825, and Bowd. 1825. *1881 

* Jonathan Simpson 6 

33 11 May. 

*Isaac Smith 
33 10 Oct. 

The following appear on the return 
of the whole School for 1802 given in 
the note on p. 137, but on no list of the 
Classes. They probably entered later, 
and were advanced. 

*William Gibbes Hunt 7 

Harv. 1810, A.M., and Transyl. 
1822, LL.B. Trans. 1824. *1833 

*William Little 

Harv. 1809. *1833 

The names of Henry Codman and 
George Howard also appear in this 
Class, but we omit them as probably 
those of the same boys in 1799 and 1798 
respectively who may have reentered 
in this year. 


*Edward Barton 
*Edward Brooks 

Harv. 1812, A.M. *1878 

* Charles (Pelham) Curtis 8 

Harv. 1811, A.M.; Counsellor- 
at-Law. *1864 

* William P. Davis 
^Nathaniel (Langdon) Froth- 

ingham 9 

Harv. 1811, A.M., S.T.D. 1836, 
Usher, Minister of the First 



1 See F. B. Hough's American Biographical Notes, where a middle name G. is given. 

2 A note from Dr. C. B. Nancrede of Philadelphia proves the correctness of the identifi- 
cation in the note above, and gives the middle names of both brothers. The middle name 
of Nicholas in some documents in his possession is spelled as here, but in others Cousins, 
and he is unable to say which is correct. 

3 See Whitman's History of A. and H. Artillery Company, second edition, p. 407. 

4 Son of Bight Rev. Samuel, and brother of Samuel D. of our Class of 1789. 

5 Brother of John of our Class of 1792, and Francis and George of our Class of 1800. 

6 Brother of John, of our Class of 1803, q. v. 

7 Son of Master Hunt, b. 1791 ; emigrated to Lexington, Ky., in 1813, and there prac- 
ticed law and edited a newspaper ; in 1823 removed to Nashville and edited the Nashville 
Banner. Died 13 Aug. See Drake's and Allen's Biographical Dictionaries. 

8 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 402. 

9 See Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1869-70, pp. 235 and 371 ; 
Drake's Biographical Dictionary ; also Arthur B. Ellis's History of the First Church of 
Boston, p. 252. 14 Given in Catal. of 1847, in Class of 1803, as Alba. 



* Joseph Sayer Hixon *i8io 

^Thomas McDonough 
*John Sympson 1 
*Solomon Davis Townsend 2 

Harv. 1811, A.M., M.D. 1815. *1869 

*Nathaniel Tracy 
*John Adams Welch 11 
*Robert Wier 
*William Wild 


The Chi'istian names of this Class are not 
given on Master Hunt's Catalogue, but 
have been inserted on the authority of Mr. 
Wm. T. Andrews, from his recollection. 

*William Turell Andrews 

Harv. 1812, A.M., Treas. Harv. *1879 

*Thomas Marshall Baxter 3 

Harv. 1813, A.M. *1818 

*John Blanchard 
* Blanchard 

*Samuel Coverly 4 

Broker. *1875 

*(?Harrison) Dawes 6 

Auctioneer. *1835 

*George Bartlett Doane 6 

Harv. 1812, A.M. 1819, M.D. 
1820. *1842 

*George Homer 12 *i8i8 

*Charles Greely Loring 7 

Harv. 1812, A.M., Fellow Harv., 
LL.D. Harv. 1850. *1867 

* William Mackay 8 

Merchant. *1873 

* Spear 9 

* (Samuel Waldo) Wetmore 10 
*Thomas Wetmore 

Harv. 1814, A.M. 


In a note to Mr. E. S. Dixwell, dated 
12 May, 1874, Mr. Andrews says his 
older brother Isaiah Thomas Andrews 
was also a member of the School at 
the same time with himself, but his 
name is nowhere on Mr. Hunt's Cata- 

1 Brother of Jonathan, of our Class of 1802. Of course the names should be spelled 
alike, and probably i is more correct than y ; but Mr. Hunt spells them as we give them. 

2 Brother of David S. of our Class of 1800. 

3 B,ev. Dr. Watson says he was Captain of a Latin School Military Company. 

4 Died 16 Aug. aged 82 years. 

5 A son of Thomas of our Class of 1766. b. 14 May, 1794; died 27 Jan. His son 
says he is pretty sure his father went to the Latin School. It is possible, however, that this 
should be James Greenleaf, an older brother, b. 10 July, 1792, and drowned in Boston 
Harbor, 18 July, 1815. See Wm. Dawes and his ride with Paul Revere, by H. W. Holland, 
p. 70. No Christian name was given here by Mr. Andrews. 

6 See Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

7 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 394. Drake's Biographical Dictionary ; also, 
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1867-9, p. 146, and 1869-70, p. 263. 

8 Brother of Robert C. of our Class of 1812. Lived in New York City and died there. 

9 Rev. Dr. Watson thinks he has an indistinct recollection of a Samuel Spear at the 
School about this time. 

io The Christian names in this instance are given on the authority, not of Mr. Andrews, 
but of Dr. "Watson, who adds that he thinks he may have died early. He was a brother 
of Thomas, below, and son of Judge W. who lived in Sudbury Street. 

11 Dr. Watson says the name should be Welsh. He was son of Thomas. 

12 Dr. Frothingham gives 1821 as the date of his death. 




The names in this chapter do not appear on Mr. Hunt's Catalogue, 
although they are found on the Catalogue of 1847 under the years 
here given, which were during his administration. 

They probably were assigned, on entering, to advanced classes, 
and this would account for their omission on Mr. Hunt's register, 
which for the last few years is quite imperfect, giving only the 
names of those who were received in the lowest class, instead of, as 
earlier, a list of the whole membership for each year. 

Possibly, however, they entered after Mr. Hunt's departure, and 
were assigned by Master Biglow to classes which had entered under 
Mr. Hunt; or they may have entered during Mr. Thacher's tem- 
porary mastership of the School in 1805, between Mr. Hunt and Mr. 
Biglow, and thus escaped enrolment on the list of either. We are 
somewhat inclined to the latter opinion, for though we have no list 
of those entering under Mr. Thacher, we have a list (to be given in 
a note under the next chapter), of the boys in the School when Mr. 
Biglow took charge of it, on which some of the names appear, with 
Mr. Thacher mentioned as their previous instructor. 


*Charles Eliot 

Harv. 1809, A.M. *1813 

* Joseph Field 

Harv. 1809, A.M., S.T.D. 1840. 
Minister of Weston. *1869 

*Daniel Greenleaf Ingraham 

Harv. 1809, A.M. *1867 

* James Perkins 

Harv. 1809. 


The name of Nathaniel Kemble 
Greenwood Oliver, Usher and Acting 
Master, was given in this Class in the 
Catalogue of 1847, but his brother, the 
Hon. Henry K. Oliver, of our Class of 
1810-11, says he never was a scholar 
here, but fitted for College at Andover. 

1800-1801. Town taxes are $61,489, of which Schools $9,099 for salaries: $1,011 for 
Repairs, &c. 

Seven masters had a salary of $666.66 and an allowance of $200 each. 
Seven ushers had a salary of $333.83 and an allowance of $100 each. 





*Alpheus Bigelow 

Karv. 1810, A.M. *1863 

^Horace Biglow 1 

Harv. 1809, A.M. *1824 

*Francis Boott 

Harv. 1810, A.M., 1814, M.D. 
Edin. *1363 

^Stephen Fales 2 

Harv. 1810, A.M., and Bowd. 
1815, Usher. *1854 

* George Washington May 

Harv. 1810, A.M., M.D. 1813. *1845 

* Merrill 

*Samuel Parkman 3 

Harv. 1810, A.M. *1849 

*Charles Townsend 

Harv. 1810. *1816 

*Henry James Tudor 

Harv. 1810, A.M. *1864 


*Samuel Blagge 
*John Borland 

* William Smith 

Harv. 1811. *1847 

^Benjamin Lincoln Weld 4 

Harv. 1810, A.M. *1827 

Benjamin Daniel Greene and George 
Edward Head are given in this Class 
in the Catalogue of 1847, but on the 
roll of the Latin School Association 
they have themselves recorded that 
they entered in 1806; so as they are 
not on Mr. Hunt's Catalogue, we have 
placed them under that year. They 
may have been advanced to the Class 
entering in this. Alba Hayward is 
also given, but is probably identical 
with Albigence H. given by Mr. Hunt 
in the Class of 1802. 


Isaiah Thomas Andrews 5 

Harv. 1812. 

* Stephen Deblois 
*Samuel Snelling 6 

Harv. 1813, A.M. 

*Henry Warren 7 

Harv. 1813, A.M. 

* John West 8 

Harv. 1813, A.M., 1817. 





1 For a few months only. 

2 See Memorial Biographies New Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc. vol. ii. p. 234. 

3 Brother of Francis and George of our Class of 1800. 

4 Rev. J. L. Watson, D.D., of our Class of 1805, records a reminiscence of some mem- 
bers of this Class, as follows : " I remember very well a dialogue taken from the ' American 
Ai*t of Speaking,' or some such name, between Dr. Never-out, Dr. Doubty, Longhead and 
another character, in which B. L. Weld was Dr. Never-out ; Dr. Edward Reynolds was Dr. 
Doubty; George E. Head was Longhead; and N. L. Frothingham the other character. 
At a rehearsal Head, whose duty it was to horsewhip or cane Frothingham, did it so much 
in earnest, that Fi'othingham cried out, ' Oh, George, you hurt.' " 

5 We insert this name on the authority of Wm. T. Andrews, his younger brother, of our 
Class of 1804, q. v., and of Dr. Watson of our Class of 1805, who says he remembers him 

6 A Samuel Snelling, probably the father of the present, appears at the North Grammar 
School in 1773 (se 8), in 1774 and 1775. 

i Brother of Dr. John C. Warren of our Class of 1786. 

s Son of John West, the bookseller. Warren and West were fitted for College at Dr. 
Gardiner's private school, says Dr. Watson. 




* Edward Everett 1 

Harv. 1811, A.M., Ph.D. Gott. 
1817, LL.D. Yale 1833, Harv. 
1835, Dublin 1842, Cambridge 
(Eng.) 1842, and Dart. 1849, 
J.C.D. Oxford, 1843. Minister 
of Church in Brattle Sq., Eliot 
Prof, of Greek Literature, and 
President of Harvard College, 
Memb. of Congr. and Senator 
from Mass., Gov. of Mass., Sec- 
retary of State of the United 
States, American Minister to 
Great Britain, Vice-President of 
the American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences. *1865 

George Hayward 

Harv. 1809 and Yale, A.M. 
Harv., M.D. Penn. 1812, Prof, 
of Surgery in Harv. Coll., Fell. 
Harv., President Mass. Med. 


*Joseph Henshaw Hay- 
ward 2 



The above probably entered before 
the rest, perhaps before Mr. Hunt left, 
and were assigned to advanced stand- 
ing, as we find them on the Catalogue 
of 1847 in the Classes of 1801 and 

i See Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1864-1865, pp. 101-170, 1869- 
1870, p. 107 ; Everett Memorial, published by the City of Boston ; also Loring's Hundred 
Boston Orators, p. 531. 2 Died May 1, aged 64. 

The following list is on the files of the Committee. It is in a fair copy hand, 
signed with the name Gulielmus Mackay Junior, 1808, in Old English. The 
Christian names, which are given in brackets, are inserted in lead pencil, prob- 
ably by a later hand. It is headed: Mr. Biglow took charge of the Latin 
Grammar School April 15, 1805: and is written in three columns, as given 
below, the first of which is headed " Names;" the second, "Time of com- 
mencing with Mr. Biglow;" and the third, " By whom previously instructed." 


Baxter 1st (Thos. M.) Apr.15,1805. Mr.Thacher. 

"West (John) Do. Do. Mr. Biglow. 

Coverly (Sam.) Do. Do. Mr.Thacher. 

Snelling (Sam.) Do. Do. Do. 

"Warren 1st (Henry) Do. Do. Do. 

Mackay, (Wm.) Do. Do. Do. 

Homer (George) Do. Do. Do. 

Loring 1st (C. G-.) Apr. 15, 
Colhoun[sic] (W.B.) Aug. 21, 
Chase 1st (Thos. B.) Do. 22, 
Spooner 1st (Wm.) Sept. 2, 

Parkman (Dan) 

Winslow 1st 
Thayer 1st 


Do. 16, 

Do. 17, 

Oct. 28, 

Dec. 11, 







*John Baxter 1 

?M.D. Harv. 1818, and Penn. 
1817. *1848 

*John Blanchard 2 

*Charles Bulfinch 3 *i862 

*Thomas Bulfinch 4 

Harv. 1814, A.M., Usher. *1867 

i Brother of Thomas M. of our Class of 1804. 

2 Probably one of the two of the same name given in the preceding Class. 

3 Died 21 Jan. Brother of Thomas below. Librarian of the Boston Library Society. 
* Author of the Age of Fable. 


Wetmore (S. W.) Apr. 
Blanchard (J.) Do. 

CI eland (Charles) May, 
Thwing 1st (James) Do. 
Thwing2d(S.Clap) Do. 
Watson (John L.) Do. 
Bulfinch 1st (Chas.) Do. 
Bulfinch 2d (Thos.) Do. 
Codman 1st (Ste- 
phen) Aug. 
Loring 2d (W. J.) Do. 
Baxter 2d (John) Sept. 
"Wyman 1st (Sam) Oct. 


Burley (Win.) 
Stillman (Sainl) 
Newman 1st 
Wild (Charles) 
Parker 1st 
Lathrop (J. P.) 




















Mr. Perkins. 

Mr. Payson. 


Rand (Isaac) May, 1805. 

Walter (W. B.) June, Do. 
Parker 2d July, Do. 

Ruggles (Sam'l) Mar. 1806. 
Winthrop (John) July, Do. 
Lincoln lst(Jairus) Sept. Do. 
Winslow 2d Do. Do. 

Eustis (George) Do. Do. 
Furness 1st Do. Do. 

Thayer 2d Do. Do. 

Apthorp (John T.) Nov. Do. 
Newman 2d Do. Do. 

Lincoln2d(Hawkes)Jan. 1807. 
Wells 1st Apr. Do. 

Dall (John) May, Do. 

Bradford (D. N.) June, Do. 

Mr. Payne. 

Mr. Cummings. 

Mr. Hosmer. 

Mr. Willard. 
Mr. Cummings. 

Hayden (Wm.) June, 1807. 
Snow July, Do. 

Ingalls (Dan'l) Do. Do. 
Wainwright(Henry)Aug. Do. 
Kuhn 1st (George) Sept. Do. 
Prince Oct. Do. 

Fogg May, 1808. 

Mr. Little. 
Mr. Cummings. 

Mr. Kenny. 
Mr. Hunt. 


Lewis July, 

Moulton (W. M.) Sept. 

Wheelwright 1st Do. 

Wells 2d Do. 
Spooner2d (John P.) Do. 

Warren 2d Do. 

Chase 2d Do. 

Sargent Do. 

Kuhn 2d Do. 

Wheelwright 2d Do. 

Furness 2d Do. 
Codman 2d (Richd C)Do. 

Fosdick (Joseph) Do. 
Williams 1st 
Williams 2d 
Tuttle (Daniel) 
Boyd (Eur L.) 

Brewer 1st 
Brewer 2d 
Wells 3d 
Snelling 2d 
Burroughs 1st* 
Burroughs 2d* 
Wyman 2d 















1807. Mr. Alden. 

Do. Lynn Academy. 

Do. Mr. Whitaker. 

On the outside of this list is the following endorsement: "List of Scholars in 
the Latin School (Boston) May 12, 1808: 1st Class, 16; 2d Class, 18; 3d Class, 
23 ; 4th Class, 29 ; total, 86. Keceived from Mr. Bigelow, May 17, 1808. J. D.t" 

* Twin sons of old Mr. G. Burroughs, Hollis Street, 
t Judge Davis, referred to on p. vi. 



*William Burly 1 

* William Barron Calhoun 

Yale 1814, A.M., LL.D. Am- 
herst 1858, Memb. of Congress, 
Sec. of Cornnionw. of Mass. *1865 

* Thomas B. Chase 
*Charles Clelancl 2 
^Stephen Codman 3 

* James Freeman Curtis 4 

U.S.N., Sup't B. & W. R.R. *1839 

*Thomas Buckminster Cur- 
tis 5 *1871 

* (Henry Dennie 6 ) *i84i 

* Watson Freeman 7 

Dep. Shei-iif of Suffolk County, 
United States Marshal. *1868 

^Timothy Gay 

* William Joseph Loring 8 

Harv. 1813, A.M. *1841 

*Samuel Morse 9 

* George Parker 
*Daniel Parkman 10 

Harv. 1813, A.M. *1841 

*Isaac Hopkins Rand 11 

U. S. Navy. *1822 

*William Jones Spooner 12 

Harv. 1813, A.M. *1824 

* (Thomas) Sprague 13 
*(Ebenezer) Thayer 14 

* James Thwing 
*Samuel Clap Thwing 15 

1 Rev. Dr. Watson says he had a brother Thomas, who was also at our School. We do 
not find him on the list beginning on p. 142, nor on any other in our possession. 

2 Son of a broker. Lived in Middlecot Street. J. L. W. teste. 

3 Brother of Henry and Richard C. of our Classes of 1799 and 1807. 

4 See Burial Register of King's Chapel ; also, pamphlet on the Descendants of William 
Curtis, by Samuel C Clarke, p. 23. 

5 Son of Thomas, brother of Charles P. of our Class of 1803, and of James F. above. 
See the pamphlet mentioned in the preceding note, p. 22. 

6 This name is inserted on the authority of Rev. J. L. Watson, D.D. below, who writes 
May 16th, 1882 : " I can say positively he was at the B. Latin School in some of the years 

that I was there 1 left him at the School in 1809, and in 1811 he entered our Class, 

1815, H. C, . . and at the end of the Sophomore year, or perhaps a little before that, he 
left College." 7 Inserted on Rev. E. E. Hale's interleaved Catalogue. 

8 Son of Caleb, and brother of Charles G. of our Class of 1804. 

9 Dr. Watson says there was a boy in the School by the name of Morse or Morss, whose 
Christian name he never knew, but whom Master Biglow used to call up in this wise, " O 
mors, mors, pallida mors," and the name stuck to him, so that the boys called him "Pallidy 
Morse," many of them probably hardly knowing that he had any other name. 

10 Brother of Francis and George, of our Class of 1800. 

H Son of Dr. Rand. Lived in Cambridge Street, north of Hanover. 

12 Son of Dr. Spooner, who lived in Bulfinch Street, in the rear of the present (1882) 
Revere House. — J. L. W. See Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 3d series, vol. i. p. 265. 

!3 The Christian name, omitted in the Catalogue of 1847, is inserted here on the authority 
of Dr. Watson. 

14 The Christian name is inserted on Dr. Hale's interleaved Catalogue, and confirmed by 
a letter from Ebenezer Thayer, of our Class of 1806. 

1 5 A letter on file from William Hayden, of our Class of 1807, says the Christian name 
was Supply, the same as another S. C. Thwing who was alive in 1847, previous to which 
time this S. C. had died, and Dr. Watson writing of Samuel Clap Thwing, adds, " Supply 
Clap Thwing was a cousin, and not many years ago reminded me that he was at the Latin 
School," but we have no other authority for inserting this name, and so have not done it. 




(Lynde Minshull?) Walter 1 

Harv. 1817, A.M., Editor of the 
Boston Transcript. *1842 

% Jolm Lee Watson 2 

Harv. 1815, A.M., S. T. D. 

Columb. N.Y. 1852. *1884 

* Andrew Gardner Winslow 

* Samuel Wheeler Wyman 3 

Harv. 1814, M.D. 1818. *1867 


*John Vaughan Apthorp 

Harv. 1816, A.M. 


*Benjamin Blagge 4 
*George Eustis 

Harv. 1815, A.M., LL.D. 1849, 
Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court of Louisiana. *1858 

* (William ?) Furness 5 

Bookkeeper. *1860 

^'Frederic Gray 
*Benjamin Daniel Greene 

Harv. 1812. *1862 

* George Edward Head 

Harv. 1812. *1861 

1 No Christian name appears in the Catalogue of 1847. Although members of his family 
say Lynde M. never went to the School, Gen. Henry K. Oliver, of our Class of 1810-11, 
says he certainly remembers him as a school-mate, and (May, 1882,) declares it would befX) 
more of a mistake to omit than to insert his name. Perhaps "William Bicker Walter, who\ j\{\j^ W 

appears in the Class of 1808, may have been intended. Mr. Greenough's interleaved Cata- J 
logue suggests William, which would confirm the supposition. 

2 Rev. Dr. Watson sends the names of several boys whom he remembers as school- 
mates, but as we do not find them elsewhere recorded as at our School, we think they must 
have been with him either at Master Pembei-ton's school which he attended after leaving 
this, or at Nicholas Faucon s evening school in Newbury Street. We insert them, how- 
ever, in the hope that by doing so, we may gain further information by which we can 
determine definitely whether they should be put upon our list or not. 

May, 1882. Rev. Dr. Watson having just revised this list, wi'ites, that of most of these 
he feels reasonably sure, and of those marked f quite certain. 

Joseph Baxter. 
George or 

Edward Burroughs. 
George Chandler. 
Solomon Cotton.J 
John C. Dalton. 
George W. Eggleston. 
William P. Greene.^ 

J. P. Hall. 
fH. H. Huggeford. 
fCharles Hunt. 
fSamuel Hunt. 

George Hutchings. 

Charles Keating. || 

William Page. 

Thomas W. Phillips. 

fj. Pomroy. 
f Joseph Ripley. 

Daniel Staniford. 

S. Sturgis. 

William Sweetser. 

Edward S. Swett.1T 

John Thaxter. 

Caleb Winship.1T 

elite B 


3 Brother of William, of 1808, and son of William, a leather-dresser at the sign of the 
Lamb at the South End. — J. L. W. 

4 Brother of Samuel, of our Class of 1803. 

5 There is probably very little doubt that this Christian name, omitted in the Catalogue 
of 1847, is correctly inserted here. An older brother, Nathaniel Hurd Furness, Avho died 
in 1872, is supposed to have been a pupil of our School, but as he left school in 1806, 
must have been in an earlier Class, if here at all. His name is not found on any list. 

% Son of a painter, on the corner of Batterymarch and Milk Streets, to whose business he 
succeeded. § Son of Gardner and brother of Benjamin D. of our Class of 1806. 

II Or his brother Oliver, whose father lived corner of Pemberton Hill and Southack's Court 
(now Howard Street.) IT Lived in "Winter Street. 



M s |v 


4 k ™& 



*Jairus Lincoln 1 

Harv. 1814, A.M. *1882 

*Edward Newman 

* George Newman 
*Samuel Phillips Newman 

Harv. 1816, A.M., Prof. Lan- 
guages, also of Rhetoric and 
Oratory Bowd. Coll. *1842 

*Samuel Ruggles 
*Edward Russell 2 

U. S. Navy. 

*Samuel Stillman 3 *i878 

*Ebenezer Thayer *i883 

* Wells 4 

*Charles Wild 

Harv. 1814, A.M., M.D. 1818. *1864 

*Samuel Winslow 5 

* James Bowdoin Winthrop, 6 

afterwards James Bowdoin 

Bowd. 1814, A.M., and Harv. 
1818, and Yale 1826. *1833 



*Daniel Neil Bradford 

Harv. 1815, A.M. and Transyl. 

* Charles Calhoun 

Clerk of Mass. Senate. *1867 

* William Henry Chase 
*Richard Cartwright Codman 7 

*Isaac Coffin 
*John Dall 8 

Harv. 1815, A.M. 

* Joseph Fosdick 9 
*John Clarke Furness 

* William Hay den 10 

Postmaster, Boston. 

*Daniel Ingalls 

Harv. 1818, A.M., M.D. Brown 


*Levi Joy 





1 In the Boston Journal of Wednesday, May 17th, 1882, as these pages were going 
through the press, appeared an autobiographical notice, dated Dec. 3, 1881, of Jairus Lin- 
coln, who died in Northborough, Mass., on the Friday before, May 12th, in which he 
says : " I was fitted for College at the Latin School by William Biglow, and entered Har- 
vard College 1810, the same year that Dr. Kirkland was chosen President of that institu- 
tion I was born in Boston Apr. 16, 1794. When I was six years old I witnessed 

the funeral procession of George Washington ; and at the age of seven I entered the Eng- 
lish School, standing where the City Hall now stands, and subsequently the Latin School, 
which stood where the Parker House now stands." 

2 He was captured in the Chesapeake according to Mr. Hayden's letter, referred to above. 

3 When at School, lived in a house opposite Little, Brown and Co.'s present (1882) pub- 
lishing house. •* This name is inserted to correspond with the list in note to p. 142. 

5 Perhaps a younger brother of Andrew G. of our Class of 1805. — J. L. W. 

6 The Catalogue of 1847 says, afterwards John Temple James Bowdoin, which is an error. 
His Memoir, (Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 3d series, ix. 224,) says he was a pupil of our School. 
At his death, his brother, John Temple Winthrop, Harv. 1815, (probably a pupil of our 
School, as some of our older living pupils think they remember him here, and perhaps of 
this Class, though we have no record to justify placing him in it) in accordance with the 
Will of the founder of Bowdoin College, dropped the name of Winthrop, adding in its 
place that of James Bowdoin. See Whitman's Hist. A. and H. Art. Co. 2d edit. p. 407- 

7 The middle name we obtain from Bev. Dr. Watson, who says he went to College, but 
never graduated, and died soon after 1822. He had three brothers — Henry, of 1799; 
Stephen, of 1805 ; and Edward, and lived at the corner of Allston and Middlecot Streets. 

8 Mr. C. Hickling, of our Class of 1810-11, writes: "He lived near the 'green stores' on 
the Neck. His family name was pronounced Doll. He came into School late one morn- 
ing with Jack Wood, and the monitor cried out, ' Wood an' Doll tardy,' which created a 
general smile." 9 Dr. Watson says he was the son of a sailmaker, and lived on Fort Hill. 

1° First Auditor of the City of Boston. For many years publisher of the " Boston Atlas." 



*George Horatio Kuhn 1 *i879 
♦John Kuhn 2 

Real Estate Agent. *1878 

*John JPeirce Lathrop 3 *i843 
♦Winslow Lewis 

Harv. 1819, A.M., M.D. 1822. *1875 

♦Hawkes Lincoln 4 *1875 

♦Joseph Hussey Mackay 

Harv. 1815, A.M. *1820 

* William Henry Moulton *isi5 
♦Samuel Prince 

Supercargo. , *1824 

♦Daniel Sargent 5 iv\w. H *i8i4 
♦Caleb Hopkins Snow 6 

Brown 1813, A.M., M.D. 1821. *1835 

♦John Phillips Spooner 7 

Harv. 1817, A.M., M.D. 1820. *1878 

♦Thomas Thompson 

Harv. 1817, A.M. *1869 

* Charles Torrey 8 

Harv. 1814. *1873 

♦Daniel Tuttle 

* Henry Wainwright 
♦Charles Warren 9 ?*1849 

♦John Doane Wells 

Harv. 1817, A.M., M.D. 1820, 
and Berk. Med. Sch. 1829, Prof, 
of Anatomv and Surg, in Bowd. 
Coll., Prof."Anat. Coll. of Mary- 
land. *1830 

* Wells 10 

♦Lot Wheelwright 

Merchant. *1$49 

♦John Tower Wheelwright 

Farmer. *1851 

♦Robert Breck Garven Wil- 

Harv. 1818, A.M. *1829 

♦(William?) Williams 11 



♦Ebenezer Little Boyd 
♦George Maltby Brewer 

Harv. 1816, Usher. 

♦Nathaniel Brewer 

Harv. 1814, M.D. 1818. 

♦Robert Burns 
♦Walter Burns 



1 Died Feb. 21. 

2 We add this name on the authority of the list given in the note on p. 142, which men- 
tions a Kuhn 2d, and of Dr. Watson, who remembers a John Kuhn at the School, a cousin 
of George H. above, and son of John Kuhn, a tailor, to whose business he succeeded. 

3 Dr. Watson says he was an Episcopal clergyman. 

4 Brother of Jairus, of our Class of 1806. Died 23 Jan. 

e Son of Ignatius, who lived in Atkinson Street.— J. L. W. &r*Xfi< ^ J^ 1 ^ S 

6 Author of a History of Boston. -ttfV«*.ift. "^taK*. |»« S* 



7 Son of Dr. Spooner, and brother of William Jones S. of our Class of 1805. 

8 Son of Samuel and lived in South Street. — J. L. W. 

9 Probably a brother of Dr. John C. Warren, of our Class of 1786. The Catalogue of 
1847 gives a middle name Henry, which is incorrect, if our identification is not wrong. 

10 Accoi'ding to the list in the note on p. 142, q. v. another Wells entered Sept. 1807. 

11 We had questioned whether the Christian name here, which was omitted in the Cata- 
logue of 1847, might not be John Adams, Harv. 1820, but in the memoranda of Dr. Watson, 
we find a William, brother of Robert above, and on that authority we insert the name. 

12 The Catalogue of 1847 says : " There is a Manuscript Catalogue of the Scholars May 
12, 1808, with the times of entrance between that time and April, 1805." This is probably 
the list published in the note on p. 142. 



* James Burroughs 1 
*John Burroughs 1 
* Coverly 2 

* Arthur Fessenden 3 
*(Rufus ?) Fletcher 4 
*(Stephen Minot), afterwards 

(Ebenezer Thayer) Fogg 5 

Savings Bank Treasurer. *1861 

* Willi am Bentley Fowle 6 

Teacher. *1865 

*Doddridge Crocker Hich- 
born 7 

Harv. 1816, A.M. *1825 

*John Hoffman 

*George Makepeace Larkin 8 

* Joseph Manning 9 


* Benjamin Clark Cutler Par- 
ker 1 ® 

Harv. 1822, A.M. *1859 

* (William Prince) 11 

Dry Goods Merchant. *1834 

*Thomas Baldwin Ripley 

Brown 1814. *1876 

*John Rogers 12 

Harv. 1820, A.M. *1884 

* Andrew (Symmes) Snelling 13 


* Jonathan Greely Stevenson 

Harv. 1816, A.M., M.D. 1826, 
Usher and Sub-master. *1835 

* William Thomas Stevenson 14 

Harv. 1815, Master Mariner. *1823 

Christopher Tilden 
*William Bicker Walter 15 

Bowd. 1818, A.M. *1822 


^Benjamin Whitman 

Brown 1815, A.M. *1840 

* William Wyman 16 


* William Clough 1 7 

Harv. 1816, A.M., 1825. 

* Joseph Coolidge 

Harv. 1817, A.M. 


I Twin brothers, sons of George. — J. L. W. 2 Perhaps the Samuel of our Class of 1804. 
3 In a letter from Mr. Hayden of our Class of 1807, the first name is given Benjamin 

instead of Arthur. 4 The Christian name is a suggestion of Dr. Watson's. 

5 The Christian name, omitted in the Catalogue of 1847, was suggested by Ebenezer 
Thayer, of our Class of 1806, and is inserted as given on information received from Hon. 
E. T. Fogg, of South Scituate, his son. 

6 See New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. xxiii. (Apr. 1869) , p. 109. 

7 From Charleston, S. C. — W. H. 8 Son of Eben. Larkin, the bookseller. 
9 Entered Harvard College, Class of 1815, but did not graduate. 

1° Another son of R't Rev. Samuel. 

II This name, omitted on the Catalogue of 1847, is inserted here on the authority of his 
brother, John T. Prince, who says (1882) that though uncertain of the year of his entrance, 
he remembers him to have been a pupil of Mr. Biglow. At this time he Avould have been 
about seven years old, which, though young, is not younger than many entered, as we have 
seen in Mr. Hunt's Catalogue. 

12 The first name, omitted in the Catalogue of 1847, is inserted on his own authority. 

13 Son of Master Jonathan, b. 19 July, 1797, died in New York, 25 Oct. The middle 
name is supplied by Mr. Thos. II. Perkins. 14 Bi-other of Jonathan G. above. 

15 Dr. Watson says he was a nephew of Rev. Dr. Walter of Christ Church. He adds, 
"Mr. Biglow used often to administer a dose of his 'Dr. Busby' to him, and at the same 
time with a grim kind of jocoseness repeat for his benefit the following jingle : ' Walter, 
Walter, if you don't alter, you'll come to the halter.' " 

1G Brother of Samuel W. of 1805. 17 Dr. W. says he was a "North-ender." 



*Samuel Atkins Eliot 

Harv. 1817, A.M., Treas. Harv., 
Mayor of Boston, Membei' of 
Congress. *1862 

* William Havard Eliot 1 

Harv. 1815, A.M. *1831 

* Henry Jones Ripley 

Harv. 1816, A.M., 1821, S.T.D. 
1845, and Alabama 1844, Prof. 
Saci'ed Liter, etc., in Newton 
Theol. Acad. *1875 



* Joseph Thornton Adams 

Harv. 1820, A.M. *1878 

*William Foster Apthorp 

Harv. 1818, A.M. *1826 

*William Austin 2 

* William Henry Bass 3 

Harv. 1819, A.M. *1826 

* James Boyle 

Clerk of Sup. Jud. C't, Suffolk 
County. *1869 

*William John Alden Brad- 

Harv. 1816, A.M. *1858 

*George Storer Bulfinch 

Harv. 1817, Usher. *1853 

Stoddard Capen 

James Carter 
**(Henry) Cotton 4 
*Thomas Bulfinch Coolidge 5 

Harv. 1819, and Yale, A.M. 
Harv. *1850 

*George Henry Curtis 6 *i826 
*Nathaniel Curtis 7 

Harv. 1818, A.M. *1873 

*George Minot Dawes 8 

Crier U. S. Dist. Court. *1871 

*Rufus Dawes 9 

Lawyer. *1859 

*Edward Dorr 

Harv. 1819, A.M. *1844 

*John Allen Eaton 10 *i88i 

*William Emerson 

Harv. 1818, A.M. *1868 

*Thomas Stanhope English 11 

Major U. S. Marines. *1871 

(Samuel?) Fales 12 
Frederic Augustus Farley 

Harv. 1818, A.M., and Brown 
1829, S.T.D. Harv. 1850. 


George W. Gardner 13 
(Samuel F.) Gibbs 14 

1 See Whitman's History of the A. and H. Artillery Co. 2d edition, p. 408 

2 The Christian name is suggested on Dr. Hale's interleaved Catalogue. 

3 See Burial Register of King's Chapel. 

4 The pride of the School. R. W. Emerson says Mr. Biglow advanced him a year, pre- 
tending it for a punishment. He died of yellow fever. 

5 Brother of Joseph, of our Class of 1809. 

6 Added on Dr. Hale's interleaved Catalogue. See a pamphlet by Samuel C. Clarke, of 
our Class of 1816, on the Descendants of William Curtis, p. 19. 

7 See the pamphlet mentioned in the last note. 8 b. 25 Jan. 1802. 

9 b. 27 Jan. 1803. w b. in Boston 14 July, 1799 ; died at Whiting, N.J. 27 May. 

ii Died 22 Mar. Brother of George B. of our Class of 1797. 

l 2 Dr. Farley, below, suggests the Christian name. J. L. W. says he was a son of Samuel ; 
lived in " Cape Cod " Bow, and was named Samuel. 

is Added on Dr. Hale's interleaved Catalogue. 

1 4 The Christian name, omitted in the Catalogue of 1847, is suggested by Rev. W. H. 
Furness, D.D. of our Class of 1812 



Matthew Willey Green 1 
* Frederic Warren Goddard 2 


*(Charles?) Hammond 3 *i864 
Charles Hickling 

Printer and Publisher. 

*William Hickling *i820-i 



*Samuel West Holland 

Master Mariner. *1833 

N. R. B. Homans 



*John Hazelhurst Ingraham 

Harv. 1818. 

*Francis Jenks 4 


Harv. 1817, A.M., Usher, Pub- 
lisher. *1832 

*John Marston 

Rear Admiral U. S. Navv. 


*Constant Freeman Minns 5 

Merchant. *1841 

*Thomas Henry Oliver, 6 after- 
wards Henry Kemble Oliver 

Dart. 1818 and Harv., A.M. 
Harv. 1862, Mayor of Law- 
rence, also of Salem, Adjt.-Gen. 
and Treas. Comm. of Mass. *1885 

* Charles Albert Parker 

Harv. 1819, A.M. *1877 

*Richard Green Parker 7 

Harv. 1817, A.M., Teacher. *1869 

John Quincy 
*Chandler Robbins 

Bowd. 1815, A.M., M.D. Harv. 

1818. *1836 

George Henry Snelling 8 
*Thomas Stephenson 9 

Harv. 1819, A.M. *1840 

*Edward Niles Thayer 10 

Actor. *1870 

Thayer 11 

(Thomas) Thompson 12 

1 Added on Dr. Hale's interleaved Catalogue. 

2 The middle name, which was printed West in the Catalogue of 1847, is now changed 
on the authority of John J. May, of our Committee, and of the Rev. Dr. George E. Ellis. 
He was drowned at Zurich, Switzerland, 22 Aug. See Wordsworth's Elegiac Stanzas on 
his death. 

3 No Christian name was given in the Catalogue of 1847. That given here is probably 
correct, but perhaps this may have been William Gardner, who graduated at Brown Uni- 
versity in 1821. 

4 Cousin of T. P. J. in the Class of 1813. 

5 See Burial Register of King's Chapel. 

6 See Whitman's History of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. second edition, p. 435. 

7 See a letter in the Appendix. Author of "Aids to English Composition." 

8 Perhaps the same who was afterwards George Leicester Snelling. 

9 This name, on the Catalogue of 1847, was spelled Stevenson. Ai'e we wrong in our 
identification ? 

io The Christian name was omitted in the Catalogue of 1847. He lived in High Street, 
opposite Pearl, and was famous at school for giving dramatic entertainments. — J. L. W. 
He was a midshipman on the Chesapeake, and taken prisoner by the Shannon. 

11 Perhaps a brother of the above. George Richards Minot Thayer, b. 6 Nov. 1800, died 
6 Aug. 1841 ; or Frederick Nathaniel Thayer, b. 30 July, 1801, died 5 Aug. 1827. 

12 Is this Christian name, suggested by R. W. Emerson and other living pupils of the 
School in 1880, a repetition of the same name in the Class of 1807 ; or may he be Thomas 
Hunt Thompson, who graduated at the Harvard Medical School in 1826 ? 



Pete? Albertus You Hagen, 1 
afterwards Davis Coolidge 

Watson 2 


Edmund Winchester 

John S. Wood 

Samuel Wood 3 

The name of Ward Marston was 
given in this Class in the Catalogue 
of 1847, but in a note from him he 
disclaims ever having been at the 
School, and expresses a doubt if his 
brother were. He died April, 1882. 


* Joseph Barrill 

* William Henry Blake 

Harv. 1821, A.M. 1849. 

Clarke 4 

* James Cunningham 4 


*Loring Pelham Curtis 

Harv. 1821. 



* Ralph Waldo Umerson 5 

Harv. 1821, A.M. 1827, LL.D. 
1866. *1882 

William Henry Furness 

Harv. 1820, A.M., S.T.D. 1847 
Minister at Philadelphia. 

^Samuel Blagge Gibbs 6 
Hale 4 

* George Hanners 7 
*Frederic Percival Lev- 


Harv. 1821, A.M., Usher, Sub- 
Master and Head Master. *1836 

Edward Greely Loring 

Harv. 1821, U. S. Commissioner 
Mass., Judge of Probate for 
Suffolk County, Judge of U. S. 
Court of Claims. 

Kobert Caldwell Mackay 


* Thomas McClure 
*George Alexander Otis 

Harv. 1821, A.M., Usher. *1831 

*John Prescott 8 

U. S. Army. *1837 

* Caleb Hopkins Rand 9 *i828 

1 Hon. H. K. Oliver, the night that he presided at the annual dinner of the Latin School 
Association, (Nov. 10, 1880,) told a story of meeting him a short time before, and calling 
him by the name which he had dropped years previously, to his infinite surprise. 

2 Dr. Watson says this could not have been Adolphus Eugene "Watson, Harv. 1820, A.M., 
died 1876, his youngest brother, whose name has been inserted on Dr. Hale's interleaved 
Catalogue, and in addenda to the edition of the Catalogue in 1847, and was suggested by 
Dr. Furness, as he was never at the Latin School. 

3 This name was printed Woods in the Catalogue of 1847, but Mr. Charles Hickling, of 
this Class, says it should be Wood, as he was a brother of John above. 

4 Not in the Catalogue of 1847, but inserted by Rev. E. E. Hale, D.D., in his manuscript 
Catalogue, and in addenda to the edition of the Catalogue in 1847. 

5 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1881-3, p. 298 ; also Appendix. 

" The regular course of studies, the years of academical and professional education, have 
not yielded me better facts than some idle books under the bench at the Latin School." — 
Emerson s Essays. 

6 Perhaps identical with the Gibbs of the Class of 1810-1811. Dr. Farley, of that Class, 
thinks Samuel Gibbs had no middle name. 

i Is he George Manson Hanners, Yale, 1823, A.M., M.D. 1827 ? 8 Died soon after 1830. 

9 This name was not on the Catalogue of 1847. It is entered on Dr. Hale's Catalogue, 
and in addenda to the Catalogue of 1847. He was a brother of Isaac, of our Class of 1805. 



* William Cutter Stimpson 1 

Druggist. *1875 

Samuel Barrett Tuck 

Clerk in Custom House. 

*Tsaac Winslow 

Commission Broker. *1878 

* Alexander Young* 

Harv. 1820, A.M. and Yale 1823, 
S.T.D. 1846 ; Usher, Secretary 
of the Latin School Association, 
Minister of New South Ch. *1854 


Thomas Gamaliel Bradford 

Harv. 1822, Usher. 

Thomas D. Bradlee 
Francis Bulfinch 3 
*George Edmund Chase 

Harv. 1822. 

*David Weld Child 
*Edward Bliss Emerson 

Harv. 1824, A.M. 

William Henry Foster 




*John Lowell Gardner 

Harv. 1821, A.M. 

* Joseph Snow Hubbart 

Harv. 1822, A.M. 1827. *1874 

^Theodore Russell Jencks 4 

Harv. 1821, Lawyer. *1883 

Charles Lever ett 5 
*Tristram Barnard Mackay 9 


David Mayo 8 
*William Foster Otis 6 

Harv. 1821, A.M. 

*Robert Treat Paine 7 

Harv. 1822, A.M. 

Henry Bromfield Rogers 

Harv. 1822, A.M. 

Francis Spooner 8 
John Tucker 8 
*Henry Stockbridge Wade 

Harv. 1822, A.M., M.D. 1827. *1830 

*John Davis Weld Williams 




1 We take this name, which was not given on the Catalogue of 1847, from Mr. Stimp- 
son's subscription to the Register of the Latin School Association. The middle name was 
furnished by his daughter. Dr. Watson writes that he remembers him at the School. 

2 See Collections of Massachusetts Historical Society, 4th series, vol. ii. pp. 241-245. 

s Inserted on Rev. Dr. Hale's interleaved Catalogue. He is a member of the Latin School 
Association, and on the Register has subscribed himself as entering this year. 

4 Son of Rev. William Jenks, D.D., of our Class of 1790. 

5 Probably Charles Edward Leverett, Trin. 1830, A.M. Harv. 1848 ; died 1868. 

6 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 493. 

7 See a letter in the Appendix. 

8 Not on the Catalogue of 1847, but inserted on Dr. Hale's Catalogue ; and in addenda to 
Catalogue of 1847. 

9 Brother of Robert C. of our Class of 1812, Joseph H. of 1807, and William of 1804. 
Inserted on authority of Robert C. Mackay. 




The chapter corresponding to this in the Catalogue of 1847, ex- 
tended from 1814-1836, and a note stated that as far as 1824 it was 
"made up mostly from Mr. Gould's printed catalogues from 1819 to 
1824, and from the School records of those who finished the whole 
course." It has seemed better to divide it, so as to make a separate 
chapter of Mr. Gould's administration, as was done in the case of 
Mr. Biglow's. Most of the changes in names in this chapter, of 
which there are several, are made on the authority of the owners 
themselves, or members of their immediate families, from whom 
the Committee has received much assistance. As the letters from 
these sources contain much interesting matter, for which there is not 
room in this volume, they have been filed among the archives of the 


Duncan Bradford 

Harv. 1824, Usher, Prof. U.S.N. 

*Ebenezer Dorr Child, af- 
terwards Edward Ver- 
non Childe 

Harv. 1823, A.M. *1861 

^Francis Cunningham 

Harv. 1825. *1867 

* Jonathan Amory Davis 

Merchant. *1865 

* James Nathaniel Deblois 1 

Merchant. *1858 

*John Haven Dexter, after- 
wards John Coffin Dexter 

Merchant. *1846 

•Joseph Dorr, afterwards 
Joseph Goldthwait Dorr 


John Dunn 
William Dunn 
*Eben Farley 2 
^Nathaniel Fosdick 
Charles W. Foster 


**Ebenezer Francis 
*John Geyer 


*John Hancock 3 
*Ellis Gray Loring 4 







i Died 13 Aug. 2 a brother of Rev. Frederick A. of our Class of 1810-11. 

« Died 5 Jan. Son of John, of our Class of 1780. 
4 Died 25 May. Went to College, but left in the Senior year. 




* William Newell 1 

Harv. 1824, A.M., S.T.D. 1853 ; 
Usher, Minister of First Parish, 
Cambridge. *1881 

♦George Nichols 2 *i82i 

James Henry Paine 
♦John B (rooks 3 ) Parker 

Merchant ; Treas. B. & L. R. R. *1870 

♦Gideon Snow 

♦Thomas Stevenson 4 *i820 

♦Coffin Sumner 



♦Daniel Weld 

Harv. 1823. *1825 

♦ Greorge Wadsworth Wells 

Harv. 1823, A.M. *1843 

♦George Richards Minot With- 
ington 6 

Univ. of Vermont, 1825, A.M., 

and Harv. 1828. 



♦Charles Blanchard *i863 

♦Frederic B. Callender 

♦George Callender 7 *i860 

Gustavus Callender 
Gardner Leonard Chandler 


♦Joseph Dall 

♦Charles Henry Davis 

Harv. 1825, A.M. 1841, LL.D. 
1868, Rear Admiral U.S.N, *1877 

♦John James Dixwell 8 

Merchant. *1876 

♦Augustus Sidney Doane 

Harv. 1825, A.M., M.D. 1828. *1852 

♦Andrew Cunningham Dorr 




Sec. Amer. Ins. Co. 

♦Clifford Dorr 

Harv. 1825, M.D. 1829. 

Francis Oliver Dorr 

Harv. 1825. 

♦George Bucknam Dorr 

Harv. 1824. 

James Ellison 


^Benjamin Bucknam Fessen- 
den 9 

Lawyer. *1849 

Charles Stephen Francis 
James Freeman 
George Geyer 
♦Lewis Glover 

Harv. 1824, A.M. 1828. *1839 

William Goddard 


^Alfred Greenwood 

Harv. 1824. *1868 

♦George Washington Holland 

Wholesale Shoe Dealer. *1847 

♦John Clarke Howard 

Harv. 1825, A.M., M.D. 1828. *1844 

♦Charles Russell Lowell 

Harv. 1826, A.M. 

Librarian. *1870 

♦William Perkins Matchett 

Harv. 1824, A.M. *1834 

♦James Murphy 
♦Joseph Russell Otis 

Harv. 1825. *1864 

♦Charles Hamilton Parker 

Merchant. *1874 

1 See Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1884-85, p. 72. Captain of 
the School. 2 Died in College. 3 Probably. 4 Died in College. 

5 Rev. Dr. Newell of this Class adds this name. 

6 Died 11 May. Perhaps the same as the Withington of 1812. 7 Died Feb. 25. 

8 One of the recipients of the Llotd Gold Medal at the English High School. Grand- 
son of Master Hunt ; son of John Dixwell of our Class of 1783, and brother of E. S. Dixwell 
of our Class of 1816. 9 Captain of the School. 


* Samuel Parker Parker 

Samuel Dow 

Harv. 1824, S.T.D. Union 1861 ; 
Usher ; Minister at Stockbridge.*1880 

*Samuel Bradford Fales 

*Staunton Parker 


Harv. 1825. *1880 

Edward Horatio Faucon 

Charles Pierce 

Master Mariner. 

* William Pratt 

*Charles Phineas Foster 

Harv. 1824, A.M. 1828. *1842 

Harv. 1825. *1879 

Augustus L. Richardson 

Edward Foster 4 



*Peter Roe Dalton Rogers 

*John R. French 


* Frederic Henry Stimpson 

* James Davis Hall 

Harv. 1825. *1850 

Manufacturer of Ranges ; Pres. 
Mass. Char. Mech. Assoc. *1873 

*Thomas Hancock *i873 

*Benjamin G. Wainwright 

*G-eorge Foxcroft Haskins b 

Merchant. *1875 

Harv. 1826. *1872 

Samuel Williams 

*Charles James Hunt *i852 

Harv. 1824. 

*Edward Winslow 

Merchant. *1883 

*Enoch James 

*Charles Frederic Langdon *i829 

*John Lemon 

Mason and Builder. 


Giles Henry Lodge 

Harv. 1825, A.M., M.D. 1828. 

* James Allen 

^Elijah James Loring 

*Samuel R. Allston 

Mutzenbecker 6 

West Point, U.S.A. *1836 

Benjamin Franklin Nutting 

* (George) Campbell 1 


Samuel Clarke Clarke 2 

*Allyne Otis 


Harv. 1825, A.M. *1873 

Horatio Nelson Crane 

John Cochran Park 7 


*Horatio Dawes 
Epes Sargent Dixwell 3 

Harv. 1824, A.M., LL.B. 1827. 

* Jonathan Hamilton Parker 

Teacher. *1844 

Harv. 1827, A.M. 
Sub-Master, Head Master ; Law- 
yer; Teacher. 

* (Richard) Perkins 


1 The Christian name, omitted in the Catal< 

)gue of 1847, is inserted here on the authority 

of Dr. G. H. Lodge of this Class. 

2 See a pamphlet written by him, entitled " 

Some of the descendants of Thomas Clarke," 

p. 29. 

3 See note 8, p. 154. 

4 Dr. Lodge thinks his name was J. E. F. 

and that he was a book-keeper at the office of 

the Boston Post, and Mr. Dixwell says his na 

me was Edw. H. 

6 Founder of the House of the Angel Guar 

dian. « Inserted by Mr. E. S. Dixwell. 

7 See Whitman's History of Ancient and H 

onorable Artillery Co., 2d Edit. p. 423. 



*Charles Phelps 1 *1882 

Francis Phelps 1 


*John Charles Phillips 

Harv. 1826. *1878 

J Francis Richards 
( Henrj- Richards 
*Richard Robins 

Harv. 1826. 

Lawyer. *1852 

* Jonathan Whitney 

* William Augustus Whitwell 

Harv. 1824, A.M. *1865 

*Winslow Warren Wright 

Harv. 1826, A.M. *1835 

Zaccheus Brooks Wyman 

Harv. 1825, M. D. 1832. 


Charles Francis Adams 2 

Harv. 1825, A.M., LL.D. 1864, 
and Yale 1872 ; Memb. of Cong., 
Minister to England, Vice Pres- 
ident and President of the Am- 
erican Acad. Arts and Sciences, 
Vice Pres. of Mass. Hist. Soc. 

*Eclwin Adams 

M.D. Harv. 1823. 

*John Adams 

Harv. 1823. 

^Leonard Foster Apthorp 

Bowd. 1826. 

*George J. Bass 
**Charles Bazin 

* William Henderson Bordman 

Merchant. *1872 

* Joseph Huntingdon Buck- 


Editor. *1880 







*Thomas M. Coffin 
*Lewis G. Cunningham 
*Thomas Kemper Davis 3 

Harv. 1827, A.M. 

* Alfred Dorr 


*Gustavus Dorr 

West Point, 1825, Capt. U.S.A. *1855 

* Joseph Hawley Dorr 

Bowd. 1827, A.M., M.D. Harv. 
1837. *1855 

*John Lowell Dutton 
*Charles Chauncy Emerson 

Harv. 1828, A.M., LL.B. 1836. *1836 

*Edward G. Furber *i825 

Samuel Gore 4 


Stephen Hall 
^Benjamin Pearce Homer 5 *i825 
*Eugene Adelbert Homer 

Harv. 1827, A.M. 

Merchant. *1836 

* Joseph Barrell Joy *i832 
*Francis Caleb Loring 

Harv. 1828, A.M. *1874 

Nathaniel Phillips Lovering 

Treasurer Conn. & Passump. 
Riv. R. R. 

*Charles Farley Mayo 

Master Mariner ; Merchant. *1885 

* Alexander Wilson Mc Olure 

Amherst 1827, A.M., S.T.D. 
1854. *1865 

*Charles Cushing Paine 

Harv. 1827, A.M. 


Cazneau Palfrey 

Harv. 1826, A.M., S.T.D. Bowd. 


Benjamin Russell 

1 Omitted in the Catalogue of 1847; inserted on the authority of F. P. who is a member 
of the Association. 

2 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators. 

3 Recipient of one of the Lloyd Gold Medals. 4 At present in Berlin, Prussia. 
5 See Bridgman's Epitaphs in the King's Chapel Burying Ground, p. 175. 



Horatio Russell 
*Charles Lennox Sargent 
Edward Soley 

Harv. 1828, A.M. 1835. 

* Joshua Thomas Stevenson 

Harv. 1826. 

Merchant; Treas. Lowell Ma- 
chine Shop. *1876 

*Thomas Hubbard Sumner 

Harv. 1826. 

Master Mariner. *1876 

Francis R. Swain 
*Eugene Weld 

Bowd. 1825, M.D. Coll. of City 

of New York. *1849 

*Charles Bartlett Wells *i856 
*Nathaniel Parker Willis 

Yale 1827. 

Author and Editor. *1867 

**William Henry Winslow 


Charles Knapp Dillaway 

Harv. 1825, A.M. 1829 ; Usher, 
Sub-master, Head Master, Pres. 
Boston Latin School Assoc. 

Francis Henry Dillaway *i832 
* Albert Henry Dorr 1 

Merchant. *1880 

Henry Dyer 

Harv. 1826, A.M., M.D. 1829. 

*Thomas Sturgis Dyer 

Merchant. *1864 

*Benjamin Franklin Edmands 2 

Maj.-Gen. of Mass. Vol. Militia *1874 

*John Wiley Edmands 2 

Merchant ; Treasurer of Pacific 
Mills. *1877 

George Augustus Eliot 3 


*Robert Buckley Emerson *i859 


*Charles James Everett *i84i 
Edward A. Foster 

* William Emerson Foster 

Harv. 1829, A.M., M.D. 1832 *1842 

* Thomas Bayley Fox 

Harv. 1828, A.M. 

Editor; Minister at Newbury - 

port, and of Indiana Place Ch. *1876 

Moses French 
William H. Goddard 
*Geobge Goldthwaite 

Chief Just. Sup. Court and Adj. 
Gen'l of Alabama ; U. S. Sena- 
tor. . *1879 

*Edwin Langdon Greenwood 

Dentist. *1865 

** George A. Hall 

George Hancock 
*Elijah Dunbar Hewins 

Edward P. Holden 

* William Augustus Hyde 4 

Manufacturer of Cotton Gins. *1857 

*Frederic Craigie Jenks 5 *i82i 

* Joseph William Jenks 5 

Amherst 1829, A.M., Prof, of 
Languages in Urbana Univ.; 
Teacher. *1884 

Daniel H. Johnson 

Ship Broker. 

*George Linzee 


*Henry Swasey McKean 

Harv. 1828, A.M. ; Civil Engi- 
neer. *1857 

* William Minns 

Bookseller; Merchant. *1879 

George Peirce 
Henry N. Rogers 

* John Appleton Swett 

Harv. 1828, A.M., M.D. 1831, 
Prof, of Theory and Practice of 
Med. Univ. of the City of N.Y. *1854 

1 Died 24 Mar. 

3 The middle name is from Geo. II. Whitman of this Class. 

4 Died in Bridgewater, 4 May. 

5 Sons of Bev. William Jenks, D.D., of our Class of 1790. 

2 These were brothers. 



* Charles Joseph Taylor 

Haw. 1828. *1872 

*George Macdonough Thacher 1 

Broker. *1858 

*Adam Wallace Thaxter 

Merchant. *1862 

*Nathaniel H. Thayer 
*Eiisha Joshua Vose 

Clerk. *1831 

David Weld, afterwards 
Aaron Davis Weld 

* Joseph Porter Wheeler *i8so 
Caleb Strong Whitman 

M.D. Harv, 1831. 

John Winslow Whitman, 
afterwards George Henry 
Whitman 2 

Harv. 1827, A.M. 
Lawyer; Farmer. 

William Scollay Whitwell 

Civil Engineer. 

Eliphalet G. Williams 

* George Foster Williams *i872 
^Nathaniel W. Withington 
*01iver Wendell Withington 

Univ. of Vt. 1829, and Harv. 
1829, A.M. Univ. of Vt. 1833. 
Lawyer. *1853 


William B. Adams 
^William Winthrop Andrews 
afterwards William Win- 
throp 3 

U.S. Consul at Malta. 


*Elbridge Gerry Austin 

Harv. 1829, A.M. 

Lawyer. *1854 

* James Barnes 4 

West Point, 1829. 

U. S. A. ; Civil Engineer ; Supt. 

Western R.R. ; Col. and Gen'l 

of Vols. *1869 

Charles James Fox Binney 


*Edward Blake 

Harv. 1824, A.M. 

Lawyer. *1873 

Frederic Hall Bradlee 

Harv. 1827, A.M. 

*01iver Brewster 

Merchant. *1863 

*Benjamin Brigham 

Harv. 1825. *1831 

William F. Brooks 
Noel Clarke 
*Henry Rice Coffin 

Harv. 1830. *1880 

Edward Linzee Cunningham 

Harv. 1829, A.M., M.D. 1832. 

*Edward Deblois 6 ?*i840 

*Elias Hasket Derby 6 

Harv. 1824, A.M. *1880 


*David B. Eaton, after- 
wards Albert Caspar 

* James Lloyd English 

Harv. 1827, A.M. 

Lawyer. *1883 

Charles Bucknam Fessenden 


*George James Foster 


1 See Whitman's History of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 2d ed. p. 438 ; 
also History of Columbian Lodge, p. 520. Knighted, 1854, by King of Denmark, for 
services as Consul. 

2 See Whitman's History of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 2d ed. p. 421. 

3 See Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1869-70, pp. 139, 147. 1881-2. p. 290. 

4" See Drake's Biog. Diet. 5 Brother of Nath'l James Deblois, of our Class of 1814. 

6 Founder of the Derby Medals. 



*John Harrod Foster 

Merchant, President Atlas B'k. *1872 

William Henry Foster 


David Green 
♦Ellis Gray Hall 
Charles Lowell Hancock 

Harv. 1829. 

* Samuel Cobb Homer 1 *i826 

* William H. Howard 
William H. Howe 

♦Joseph Ames Hyde 

Manufacturer of Cotton Gins. *1877 

* Thomas Oliver Lincoln 

Yale 1828, A.M., S.T.D. Madi- 
son 1856. *1877 

William T. Linzee 
♦John Ellerton Lodge 

Merchant. *1862 

Ebenezer Marsh 
Thomas J. O'Cain 
James Otis 
Edward Perkins 
♦George William Phillips 2 

Harv. 1829. 

Lawyer. *1880 

Stephen F. Pierce 

* Joshua Putnam Preston 

Druggist. *1376 

Henrv Robins 


♦Samuel Rogers 

Harv. 1828, A.M., M.D. 1831 ; 
Usher. *1849 

♦Thomas Philander Ryder 

Harv. 1828. *1852 

George Stearns 

*George Augustus Taylor 

Harv. 1829. *1864 

♦Theodore Oxenbridge Thacher 


Edward B. Walker 
♦Benjamin R. Welch 3 *i837 

Francis William Welch 3 

Master Mariner. 

♦John Porter Welch 3 

Treas. Fitchburg R.R. *1860 

♦Arnold Francis Welles 

Harv. 1827, A.M. 

Lawyer. *1844 

♦Benjamin Pollard Winslow 

Harv. 1829. 

Merchant. *1879 

T. B. Winslow 


♦Robert B. Allen 
Ivers James Austin 4 

Harv. A.B. 1831, A.M. 1852. 

*Charles Francis Barnard 

Harv. 1828, A.M. ; Minister of 
Warren St. Chapel. *1884 

George Middleton Barnard 


♦George Tyler Bigelow 

Harv. 1829, LL.D. 1853, Fellow 
Harv. ; Chief Just, of Supr. 
Court of Mass. *1878 

*John Harris Bird *i835 

Victor S. Blair 


William Augustus Brewer 


*William Brewster 

Merchant. *1851 

*Edward Brinley *i868 

1 Died 27 Jan., aged 17. See Bridgman's Epitaphs in King's Chapel Burying Ground, 
p. 175. 2 Brother of Wendell Phillips of our Class of 1822. 

8 Benjamin R. and John P. Welch were brothers, and Francis W., their cousin. 
* See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 585 ; Whitman's History Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Company, second edition, p. 425. 



Edgar Brooks 
*George H. Cleaveland 
Frederick A. Colburn 

Engineer Boston Fire Dep't. 

* Joseph Pitty Couthouy 1 

Master Mariner; U.S.N. *1864 

* William Couthouy *i863 
James A. Crombie 2 

* Charles Ward Davenport *i84i 
Edward Davis 

Cotton Factor. 

*Ezra Davis 

Merchant. *1867 

John James Eaton 


*William Henry Ellis *i834 

* Andrew Ellison 

Civil Engineer, Brazil, and in 
Brazilian Navy. *1874 

^Frederic W. Everett 


Luther Farwell 
^Francis Augustus Foxcroft 

Harv. 1829, A.M. *1886 

*Frederic Furber 

Harv. 1831, A.M. 

Teacher. *1853 

*George Gardner 

Merchant. *1884 

* Joseph Henry Gardner 

Clerk. *1884 

Cuthbert Collingwood Gor- 

Samuel N. Greene 
*Isaac Harris *1835 

^Sidney Homer 

Merchant. *1869 

George Hughes 


* George Lathrop Huntington 3 

Mayor, Springfield, 111. *1873 

*John Henry Jenks 4 

Publisher. *1869 

*Hezekiah Smith Kendall 

Merchant. *1835 

William O. Langdon-Elwyn 


Isaiah William Penn Lewis 

Civil Engineer. 

*William King Lewis 

Pickle Manufacturer. *1885 

*Josiah Quincy Loring 

Harv. 1829, A.M. *1862 

Joseph Swain Lovering 


*Henry Blake McLellan 

Harv. 1829. *1833 

*William Hull McLellan 

Merchant. *1883 

**Henry Minns *i824 

Edward C. Nickels 
*John Greene Norwood 

Harv. 1828, A.M. *1832 

**Samuel Smith Norwood 5 


*John Odin 

Harv. 1830, A.M., M.D. 1833. *1864 

* George A. Pay son *i874 
Frederick Peirce 6 

* William Allston Pierpont 

Machinist. *1860 

*John Kirkland Porter 

Auctioneer. *1885 

^Thomas James Prince 

1 Conchologist, Wilkes Exploring Expedition; commander of the " Chillicothe ; " killed 
by sharp-shooters in Ked River Expedition. 

2 Can this be a mistake for James M. Crombie, M.D. Dart. 1838 ? 3 Died May 20. 

4 Son of Rev. William Jenks, D.D., of our Class of 1790. 

5 Drowned between Boston and Charlestown. 

6 In the Catalogue of 1847 spelled Pierce, but on Mr. Gould's Catalogue of 1820, as here. 



George Washington Rich- 

Harv. 1829, A.M. 

Lawyer ; Mayor of Worcester. 

* Charles Ritchie 

Harv. 1827. *1832 

John Ross 
*Charles James Russell 
*William M. Russell 
*Ebenezer Smith 

Brown 1830, A.M. 

Lawyer. *1856 

Samuel Francis Smith 1 

Harv. 1829, A.M., and Colby 
1832, S.T.D. Colby 1853, Prof. 
Modern Languages, Colby, 
Prof. Theolog. School, Newton. 
Minister at Needham. 

* Theodore William Snow 

Harv. 1830, A.M. *1862 

*Charles Stuart 

Harv. 1830. 

Lawyer. *1880 

*Henry Parkman Sturgis 

Merchant, Manila. *1869 

* George Richard Sullivan, 

afterwards George Rich- 
ard James Bowdoin 

West Point, 1829, U.S.A. 

Lawyer. *1870 

*Charles Robinson Thayer *i877 

**George H. Upham 

*John Warren 2 *1875 

* Jonathan Mason Warren 2 

M.D. Harv. 1832, A.M. 1814. *1867 

*John Davis Weld *i874 

* Benjamin Pratt Welles 

Harv. 1830, A.M. *1840 

*David Weld Williams 

Merchant. *1881 

Greorge Wheelooh Woodward 

Dart. 1831, Div. Sch. Harv. 



Dart. 1828. 

Judge Supr. Court, Iowa. *1871 

*William Young 

Harv. 1829, M.D. 1834. *1863 


*Benjamin Halsey Andrews 

Harv. 1830, A.M., LL.B. 1833. *1847 


Charles Tilden Apple ton 4 


*Harrison Otis Apthorp 

Bowd. 1829, A.M. *1883 

* William Emerson Baker *i827 
*George Amory Bethune 

Harv. 1831, A.M., M.D. 1834. *1886 

* James Henry Blake 5 

Broker. *1867 

George William Bond 

A.M. Harv. 1879. Wool Merchant. 

*Charles W. Bradbury 
*Robert J. Brown 

William F. Brown 
*John Bryant 

Harv. 1830, A.M. 

Merchant. *1847 

Edgar Buckingham 

Harv. 1831. 
Minister at Deerfield. 

* William Henry Channing 

Harv. 1829. 

Minister at Washington, and in 

London, England. *1884 

* George Chapman 

Harv. 1828. *1834 

James Freeman Clarice^ 

Harv. 1829, S.T.D. 1863 ; Prof. 
Nat.Theol. and Chr.Doc. Harv., 
Minister of Ch. of Disciples. 

David S. G. Cotting 

1 Editor Christian Review, and author of the hymn America. 

2 Brothers, and sons of John Collins Warren, of our Class of 1786. 

3 We obtain the middle name from the Dartmouth Triennial. 4 Died 11 March. 

5 See Whitman's History of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., 2d edit. p. 437. 

6 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1879-80, p. 57. 



*Edward Cruft 1 

Harv. 1831, A.M. *1846 

* William Ward Cutler 

Yale, 1831, M.D. Harv. 1838. *1870 

Henry Davenport 

Clerk, Pacific Mills. 

* George Cabot Davis 
Daniel H. Dickinson 

* Addison Dorr 

Merchant. *1881 

* Francis Lowell Dutton 

Harv. 1831, LL.B. 1834. *1854 

*James Dutton, afterwards 
James Dutton Russell 

Harv. 1829, LL.B. 1832. 


*Samuel Eliot Dwight *i832 
Oliver Everett 


*John Oliver Fairfield 

Merchant. *1837 

Samuel B. Foster 


Isaiah Furber 
*Samuel Gardner 
( Benjamin Goddard 2 

Harv. 1831, A.M. 

Nathaniel Goddard 2 

Harv. 1831, A.M. 
\ Merchant. 

John James Gorham 


Patrick Grant 

Harv. 1828, A.M. 

*William Dawes Hammond 

Harv. 1827, A.M. . *1835 

* William Emerson Han- 
cock *1852 
*Charles Harris 
**John Higginson 1822 

^Stephen Higginson 

Merchant. *1870 

Frederick West Holland 

Harv. 1831, A.M. 

*Henry Babcock Hubbard 

M.D. Harv. 1834. *1870 

Joseph E. Huntington 
Charles Inches 


* James Jackson 

Harv. 1828, A.M., M.D. 1834. *1834 

* John Barnard Swett Jackson 

Harv. 1825, A.M., M.D. 1829 ; 
Shattuck Prof, of Pathol. Anat. 
Harv. *1879 

* Albert A. Lepean 


* William Cowper Lincoln *i832 
Stillman L. Lothrop 
Theodore Matchett 


Augustus M. Moore 
*Jonathan Hunnewell Moore 
Thomas Motley 

A.M. Harv. 1872. 

George Frederic Peabody 
William Powell Perkins 

Harv. 1827, A.M. 

James Prince 3 

* Andrew Ritchie 

Harv. 1829. *1837 

*John Theodore Sabine 4 ' 

Williams 1830, A.M. *1851 

*Henry Jackson Sargent *i872 
*Henry Winthrop Sargent 

Harv. 1830, A.M. *18S2 

* Howard Sargent 

Harv. 1829, A.M., M.D. 1832. *1872 

John Osborne Sargent 

Harv. 1830, A.M. 

1 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 570 ; also Hist. Sketch of Mass. Lodge. Died 
22 April. 2 Twin brothers. 

3 Inserted on the authority of his signature to the Constitution of the Boston Latin School 
Association. 4 Died 15 Mar. aged 40. See Durfee's Biographical Annals, p. 457. 



*John Turner Sargent 1 

Harv. 1827, A.M. , *1877 

* William Hammatt Simmons 

Harv. 1831, A.M. *1841 

William R. Skinner 

* James Swan Sullivan 

M.D. Harv. 1832. *1874 

*William Amory Sullivan *i848 

* Albert Sumner 

Master Mariner. *1856 

*Chables Sumner 2 

Harv. 1830, LL.B. 1834, LL.D. 
1859, Yale and Amherst 1856; 

United States Senator. 

* William Tilden 3 

Master Mariner. 



^Elijah Nickerson Train 
*Charles B. Trott 


* William Kirkby Tucker 

Merchant. *1848 

Edward G. Tuckerman 

*Dudley Walker 

Paymaster U.S.N. *1860 

*William Boott Wells *i843 

Charles Edward Whitwell 
*Isaac Scollay Whitwell 
*Grenville Temple Winthrop 4 

Columb. 1827, and Bowd. and 


Harv. 1828, A.M., LL.D. 1855, 
Bowd. 1849, Kenyon 1851, 
D.C.L. Camb. 1874; Speaker 
U. S. House of Bepresentatives, 
Senator from Mass. ; President 
of Mass. Hist. Soc. 

Harv., A.M. Columb 





William Channing Appleton 

Harv. 1832, LL.B. 1836. 

*Robert East Apthorp 

LL.B. Harv. 1843. 
Beal Estate Agent. 

Edward Barnard 
Richard Barton 

* James Benjamin 

Harv. 1830 ; Usher. 

*John Binney 6 

*John Robinson Bradford 7 


* Joseph Bradlee 8 *i849 
*John Cartwright, after- 
wards John W Cart- 
wright 9 

Merchant. *1870 

*Richard Miller Chapman 

Harv. 1832, A.M., LL.B. 1836. *1879 

Between 1821 and 1824, John Davenport. 

1 See pamphlet on some of the descendants of Thomas Clarke, by Sam'l C. Clarke, p. 34. 

2 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 618 ; Proceedings of Massachusetts Histori- 
cal Society, 1873-75, p. 261 ; also Life by Edward L. Pierce. Bro. of Albert above. 

3 Died 11 Feb. 

4 See Whitman's History of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., 2d Edit. p. 429. 

5 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 642 ; Whitman's History of Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company, 2d Edit. p. 424. 

6 Perhaps identical with the John C. of the next Class, but perhaps John 1). 1815, or more 
probably John Armstrong Binney, son of Col. Amos, b. 13 Dec. 1811 

7 Died while a student at Harvard College. 

8 Died 22 Aug. 9 The W stands for no name ; died 19 Feb. 



* William Hull Clarke 1 

Civil Engineer. *1878 

^Benjamin Prince Colburn 

f 1875 

*Blowers Danforth 
*John Homer Dix 

Harv. 1833, M.D. Jeff. CoU. 
Penn. 1836. *1884 

*Frederic W. Doane 


Horatio Dorr 

Insurance Broker. 

* James Augustus Dorr 

Harv. 1832. 

Lawyer. *1869 

*Charles Frederick Dunn *i883 
Theodore Dunn 


* Benjamin Franklin Dyer 2 


Alexander Alexis Eusta- 

Cashier ; Insurance Broker. 

Oliver A. Far well 


*Jereniiah George Fitch 

Harv. 1831, A.M. *1845 

*Fbancis Gardner 3 

Harv. 1831, A.M., LL.D. Wil- - 
liams 1866; Usher, Sub-Mas- 
Master, Head-Master. *1876 

John Goddard 

John Warren Gorham 

Harv. 1832, A.M., M.D. 1837. 

*William Cabot Gorham 

Harv. 1831. *1843 

*Francis Henry Gray 

Harv. 1831, M. D. 1834. *1880 

** Joseph Clay Gray 4 
William Gray 5 

Harv. 1829, A.M. 
Lawyer ; Manufacturer. 

*Charles Grew *i83i 

* Robert Bernard Hall 

A.M. Dart. 1839, LL.D. Iowa 
Cent. Coll. 1858; Member of 
Cong. *1869 

* George Stillman Hillard 6 

Harv. 1828, A.M., LL.B. 1832, 

LL.D. Trin. 1857. 

Lawyer ; U.S. Dist. Attorney. *1879 

*John Hillard 


^Oliver Holman 

Stationer. *1872 

*Erastus Hopkins 

Dart. 1830, A.M. *1872 

* George Hopkins 7 *i830 
Thomas T. Hubbart 
Herman Brimmer Inches 

Harv. 1831, A.M., M.D. 1834. 

William Ingalls 

Harv. 1835, M.D. 1836. 

Thompson Kidder 8 

Williams 1836. 

*William Richards Lawrence 

M.D. Harv. 1845. *1885 

** William K. S. Lowell 

* William B. Ludlow 


1 See pamphlet by Samuel C. Clarke, on some of the descendants of Thos. Clarke, p. 30. 

2 Died 13 Nov. 

3 Died 10 Jan. See Memorial Volume, published by the Boston Latin School Associa- 
tion, with Address by William R. Dimmock, of our Class of 1846. 

4 Drowned while at School. 

6 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1873-75, p. 305. 

6 One of the recipients of the Lloyd Gold Medal. See Loring's Hundred Boston 
Orators, p. 548 ; also Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, vol. xix. p. 339. 

1 Died 16 Mar. aged 17«|. 

8 The Catalogue of 1847 gives a middle initial W. which is incorrect. See Durfee's 
Biographical Annals ; also " Kappa Alpha Society in Williams," p. 33. 



Samuel May 

Harv. 1829, A.M.; Minister at 

* Waldo Maynard 1 

Druggist ; Manufacturer of Ink.*1872 

John Torrey Morse 

Harv. 1832, A.M. 1860. 

*Samuel H. Newell, after- 
wards John Stark 

Harv. 1832, A.M. *1849 

* George Harrison Otis *i833 

* Albert Clarke Patterson 

Harv. 1830, A.M. *1874 

*John Peters 

Harv. 1831, A.M. *1846 

*Wendell Phillips 2 

Harv. 1831, LL.B. 1834. *1884 

*Isaac Clark Pray 3 

Amherst 1833. 

Author. *1869 

*Frederic William Prescott 4 

Treas. Savings Bank. *1879 

Albert Gordon Prince 


Charles Heath Rich 
Joseph Lovering Richards 


Thomas Russell 

George Cheyne Shattuck 

Harv. 1831, A.M., M.D. 1835; 
Hersey Prof. Theory and Prac- 
tice of Med. Harv., Prof. Phys. 
Trin., Pies. Mass. Med. Soc. 

*Francis George Shaw 

Merchant. *1882 

^Nathaniel Bradstreet 
Shurtlefp 5 

Harv. 1831, A.M., and Brown 
1834, and Illinois 1834, M.D. 
Harv. 1834, and Shurtleff 1843; 
Mayor of Boston. *1874 

Isaac Townsend Smith 

Merchant; Consul of Siam at 
New York. 

*Robert Hallowell Snow 


* Andrew Oliver Spooner *i83o 
*William Watson Sturgis *i827 

James Bowdoin Sullivan, 
afterwards James Bow- 

* John Turner Sargent Sul- 

livan *1849 

Samuel Bourne Swett 

M.D. Jeff. Med. Coll. 1834. 

* William Grray Swett 

Harv. 1828, A.M. *1843 

^Joseph Stevens Buck- 
minster Thacher 

Harv. 1832 ; Judge Sup. Court 

of Mississippi. *1867 

William C. Thayer 
*John Hill Thorndike 

Architect. *1879 

* James Sullivan Warren 

Harv. 1832, A.M. *1867 

*Edward Minchin Welch *i83i 
Henry Hovey Welch 

Master Mariner. 

*George Winslow 

Merchant. *1865 

John Winthrop 

Brown 1828, A.M. 

*Barnet Norton Wisner 6 

M.D. Harv. 1831. *1843 


Henry G. Andrews 


*Thomas Gold Appleton 7 

Harv. 1831. A.M. 1877. *1884 

Christopher M. Baxter 

1 Died 28 Sept. 2 Brother of George William, of our Class of 1819. 

8 See Drake's Biog. Diet. ■* He writes that he thinks he entered in 1821. 

6 See Proceedings of Mass. Hist. Soc. 1873-75, pp. 389-395. « Died 27 May. 

7 Brother of Charles S. of our Class of 1825. 



* Horace Bean *1858 
*John McLean Bethune 

Harv. 1832, A.M., LL.B. 1836. 
Lawyer. *1873 

John E. Billings 


*John Callender Binney 1 *i840 
Henry Ingersoll Bowditch 

Harv. 1828, A.M., M.D. 1832, 
Jackson Prof. Clin. Med. Harv. 

*Edmund Fowle Bradlee 

Merchant. *1875 

* James Bowdoin Bradlee 

Merchant. *1872 

Samuel James Bridge 2 

A.M. Harv. 1880 ; U. S. Princi- 
pal Appraiser, Boston and San 
Francisco Appraiser Gen'l for 
Pacific Coast; Merchant; Sec. 
Lat. Sch. Ass'n. 

*Levi Henry Brigham 3 

Merchant. *1881 

Horace Brooks 

U. S. Army. 

*Thomas Handasyde Cabot 


Charles Colburn 4 


William Robins Collier 


* William Dehon 

Harv. 1833. 

George T. Dexter 
*Charles W. Dix 5 

Master Mariner. 

Horace Dupee 

John Sullivan JDwight 

Harv. 1832. 

*Charles H. Eaton 



*John Jay Evarts 

Yale 1832. *1833 

Ellery Vincent Everett 
James O. Faxon 
*Franklin Forbes 

Teacher; Manufacturer. *1877 

* Joseph Hariott Francis 6 

Publisher. *1867 

Amasa Davis Hall 
Charles Drury Hazen 

Merchant, France. 

* Jeremiah Fenno Holden 
*William Porter Jarvis 

Harv. 1833, A.M. *1880 

Francis Haynes Jenks 7 

Merchant; Pres't Safe Depos. 
Co. N.Y 

Leander Jenks 8 
*John Joy, afterwards John 

Benjamin Joy 9 *i864 

*Horace Keating *i853or4 

* William Bordman Lawrence 
Beza Lincoln £* 1840 

Flour Dealer. 

John Joseph May 

Iron Merchant. 

*Levi Benjamin Meriam 10 *i856 
^Robert Harris Hinckley 

Merchant; Treasurer. *1873 

Joseph Morton 


* Charles Stark Newell 

Harv. 1835. 

Lawyer. *1876 

*Francis Ebenezer Oliver *i850 

3 Died 19 Apr. 

1 See note on John Binney, Class of 1822. 

2 Founder, of Bridge Medal, San Francisco. 

4 Given in Catalogue of 1847 incorrectly Coburn. 

5 Died on the western coast of Africa, on board of the ship which he commanded. 

6 Died 31 Jan. 7 Son of Eev. William Jenks, D.D., of our Class of 1790. 

8 Inserted on Dr. Hale's Catalogue. Not related to F. H. J. above. 

9 Died 5 May. lo Died 19 Apr. 





* Henry Augustus Page 


* William Oliver Parker 1 *i846 
Charles H. Peabody 


James Perkins 

* Alfred Langdon Peters 
*Thomas Butler Pope 2 

Harv. 1833, A.M. 

* Thomas Oliver Prescott, 

afterwards Oliver Pres- 
cott Hilly er z 
^William Richardson 

Harv. 1832 

Lawyer. *1856 

John Ritchie 
^Stephen Salisbury 

Harv. 1832, A.M., M.D. 1835. *1875 

*Epes Sargent 4 

Author; Editor. *1881 

*William Shimmin 

Merchant. *1873 

* George Frederic Simmons^ 

Harv. 1832, A.M. 

*John A. Stevens 


* Charles J. Sturgis 


Howard Tileston 
Charles Loveland Tucker 

Grain Merchant. 

^Robert Beale Wales 
Charles Alfred Welch 6 

Harv. 1833. 




*Benjamin West 

Dart. 1833, LL.B. Harv. 1836. *1847 

*Samuel Wigglesworth 7 

Harv. 1831, A.M., M.D. 1834. *1847 

Thomas Wigglesworth 7 

Harv. 1833. 

William Wiley 

Railroad Sup't ; Book-keeper. 

Frederic A. Williams 


*Thomas Leonard Willis 8 

Merchant, Farmer, Colonel of 

*William H. Willson 
*Charles May Windship 

M.D. Harv. 1829. *1865 

*Frederic Wright 

Harv. 1831, A.M., LL.B. 1834. *1846 


Henry S. Adams 
^Charles Jarvis Bates 

Harv. 1833, A.M., M.D. 1836. *1847 

* James Bliss 

Ship Chandler. *1876 

William C. Briggs 

[or 40 

*Charles Ingersoll Brown *i839 
*Henry Ingersoll Brown *i850 
**John Warren Brown 

George J. Carleton 
**Samuel Cary 

* Abraham Fuller Clarke 9 *i886 

1 See By-Laws St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, edition of 1866, p. 57. 

2 Brother of Augustus Russell Pope, of our Class of 1829. 

3 Swedenborgian minister at Glasgow. 4 Editor of Boston Daily Evening Transcript. 

5 See History of the Haiward Church in Charlestown, pp. 210 and 211. 

6 Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Massachusetts. 

7 Brothers. 8 Participated in the attack on the Mormons at Nauvoo. 
9 See pamphlet on some of the descendants of Thomas Clarke, by S. C. Clarke, p. 31. 



Charles Scott Clarke 
George P. Clarke 
Edwin Coolidge 
*Ephraim Robins Collier 

Harv. 1836. *1840 

Thomas Cushing 

Harv. 1834, A.M. 

Teacher ; Principal of Chauncy 

Hall School. 

*George Basil Dixwell 

Merchant. *1885 

* Theodore Haskell Dorr 

Harv. 1835. *1876 

Ebenezer Eaton 

* Joseph Warren Eaton 

Harv. 1832, A.M. *1869 

George Edward Ellis 1 

Harv. 1833, A.M., S.T.D. 1857, 
LL.D. 1883, Prof. Doct. Theol. 
Harv. ; Vice-Pres. and Pres. 

Mass. Hist. Society; Minis. 
Harv. Ch. Charlestown. 

William Sharswood Ellison 
William H. Elwell 

* Oliver Oapen Everett 2 

Harv. 1832, A.M. *1875 

* Samuel S. Fairbanks 
James Fillebrown 

*Thomas Lancaster Furber 

Amherst 1830. *1831 

^William Warren Goddard 

Merchant. *1874 

*Lemuel Grosvenor 
*George F. Guild 

Merchant. *1853 

*Francis Josiah Humphrey 

Harv. 1832, A.M. 1851, LL.B. 
1836. *1883 

John A. Jarvis 
Abiel Smith Lewis 


* Charles D. Meriam 
*John Lathrop Motley, 

afterwards John Lo- 
throp Motley 3 

Harv. 1831, LL.D. 1860, Univ. 
of the City of New York, 1858, 
Camb. 1861, Ley den, 1872, 
J.C.D. Oxford 1860 ; U.S. Min- 
ister to Austria and to Great 
Britain. *1877 

Simeon Palmer 

M.D. Harv. 1837. 

*John Sullivan Perkins 

Harv. 1832. *1833 

James M. Prentiss 

* William Prince 2^y>&^ 

U.S.A^2d Lieut. 1st Inf/1838, 
Capt. 1849, Major 1861, retired 
1864. *188l 

Edwin Pronk i8 ? z 

William Hooper Ropes 

Merchant (Avranches, Prance.) 

1 Edward Elbridge Salisbury 

Yale 1832, A.M., LL.D. 1869, 
Prof. Arab, and Sanscr. Yale 
Coll. ; Pres't Amer. Orien. Soc. 

*John Turner Welles Sar- 
gent, afterwards Tur- 
ner Sargent 

Harv. 1834. *1877 

*Samuel Parkman Shaw 

Harv. 1832, A.M. *1869 

*John Harris Smith 


^Sebastian Ferris Streeter 

Harv. 1831, A.M., Sub-Master, 
Teacher. *1864 

*Henry Sumner 4 *i852 

E. R. Thayer 
Erastus W. Thayer 
William Thurston 


1 See History of the Harvard Church in Charlestown, pp. 205-35. 2 Ibid. pp. 235-38. 

3 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1878, pp. 404-473, and Memorial 
by Dr. O. W. Holmes, an enlargement of the same article. 

4 Brother of Albert and Charles, of our Class of 1821. See Sumner Genealogy, by 
William S. Appleton, p. 176. 



*Daniel Fletcher Webster, 
afterwards Fletcher 
Webster 1 

Harv. 1833. *1862 

Ferdinand Elliot White 

Harv. 1835. 

*John Harvey Wright 

Amherst 1834, M.D. Harv. 1838 ; 
Surgeon U.S. Navy; Merchant .*1879 

*Richard Sharpe Young 

Harv. 1833, A.M., M.D. 1837. *1877 


George W. Adams 
*John Winthrop Andrews 


*Charles Sedgwick Appleton 2 


Edward Darley Boit 

Harv. 1834, A.M. 1844, LL.B. 

*Caleb Alexander Buck- 

Harv. 1834. *1841 

*John Henry Colburn 

Insurance Agent. *1881 

*Charles A. Coolidge 
*William Smith Cruft 

Harv. 1834, A.M. 

Merchant. *1851 

*Hiram Barrett Dennis 

Harv. 1835. *1846 

* Francis Alexander Durivage 3 

Editor and Author. *1881 

George Foster 

Cotton Planter. 

Charles J. T. French 
Samuel Gore 
George Hale 

Insurance Office Clerk. 

*Samuel Henshaw 

* George Freeman Homer 

Amherst 1834. 

Lawyer. *1876 

*Russell Edward Jenks 4 

Merchant. *1876 

David Jewett 

* Jonas B. Muzzy 
^Marshall Oliver 
*Barney Smith Otis 

John A. Otis 
Charles Henry Parker 

Harv. 1835. 

Lawyer; Treas. Suffolk Sav- 
ings Bank. 

* William Ainsworth Parker 


*Samuel Parkman 

Harv. 1834, A.M., M.D. 1838. *1854 

Thomas Parsons 

Chairman Prison Commis. Mass. 

^Wellington Peabody 

Physician. *1840 

John Lothrop Priest 5 
*Joel Richards 

Merchant. *1884 

Richard Sowdon 


/ * Charles Thacher 

Harv. 1834, A.M. 1854, 


M.D. 1837. '*1869 

* William Vincent Thacher 

^ Harv. 1834, A.M. *1839 

1 Son of Daniel. Webster. See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 652; also Harvard 
Memoi-ial Biography, i. p. 21. 

2 See Rough Sketch of Appleton Genealogy, by W. S. Appleton, p. 21. 

8 Died Feb. 1. 4 Son of Rev. William Jenks, D.D., of our Class of 1790. 

5 Not in the Catalogue of 1847. Inserted here on his own authority. See Roll of Mem- 
bers of the Boston Latin School Association. 



Henry Warren Torrey 1 

Harv. 1833, A.M. 1847, LL.D. 
1880, Usher, Teacher, McLean 
Prof. Hist. Harv. 

*Isaac P. Townsend *i833 

*Alpheus W. Woods 


Isaac Hull Wright 

LL.B. Harv. 1863, Col. Mass. 
Vols, in Mexican "War ; Lawyer. 


*Benjatnin Barnard Appleton 

Harv. 1835, A.M., M.D. 1839; 
Usher. *1878 

Edward Appleton 

Harv. 1835. 

Civil Engineer. Usher. 

* Alexander W. Barker 
George H. Bates 
Henry Bates 
Charles Beecher 

Bowd. 1834. 

Henry Ward Beecher 

Amherst 1834. 

Henry K. Blake 
Theodore Francis Brewer 

Manufacturer in Texas. 

*Thomas Mayo Brewer 

Harv. 1835, A.M., M.D. 1838. 
Editor of Boston Atlas ; Book- 
seller. *1880 

John Bruce 
Robert Bruce 


Jeremiah Bumstead 


* George Cabot 

Harv. 1835, A.M. *1850 

^Samuel Cabot 

Harv. 1836, A.M., M.D. 1839. *1885 

Seth A. Copland 
Stephen Grant Deblois 


*Theodore Dehon 

Merchant. *1861 

* Charles H. Domett 

George Downing 
^Oliver Everett Durivage 2 

Actor. *1860 

*John Bernard Fitzpatrick 

Coll. de Montreal 1833, Sem. 
St. Sulpice, Paris 1841, S.T.D. 

Harv. 1861 ; Roman Catholic 




Bishop of Boston 

Daniel M. Hastings 
*Charles Lawson Hill 

Benjamin P. Holt 
*Edward Kettell 
*John Brooks Kettell 
*William A. Lander 
*John Foster Williams Lane 

Harv. 1837, A.M., M.D. 1840. *1861 

*Benjamin A. Lincoln *i83- 
John Larkin Lincoln 3 

Brown 1836, A.M., LL.D. 1859, 
Prof, of Latin, Brown. 

Joshua Lincoln 3 


* George Henry Mackay 
*Edward Augustus May 4 

George S. Meldrum 

William Minot 

Harv. 1836, LL.B. 1840. 

Nahum M. Mitchell 
Edward C. Morton 
Henry J(ackson?) Oliver 
*Horatio A(lbert) Palmer 5 

?M.D. Dart. 1837. *1849 

*Grenville Tudor Phillips 


Harv. 1836. 


i See Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1858-60, p. 228. 2 Died in Memphis 20 May. 

3 Brothers. * Brother of Samuel, of our Class of 1822, and John J. of 1823. 

5 Undoubtedly to be identified with Horace Albert Palmer, who received the degree of 
M.D. as above given. 



* Jeremiah G. Smith 
Francis W. Story 

*George Sturgis 

Merchant in Manila. 

Lewis William Tappan 

* Thomas Baldwin Thayer 

A.M. Harv. 1860, S.T.D. Tufts 
1865. *1886 

* James Franklin Thorndike 


*Francis Minot Weld 

Harv. 1835. *1886 


*Francis Miller Adams *1883 


Samuel Adams 
*Asa Giles Alexander 

Yale 1836. *1865 

James Morton Ballard 

Harv. 1836. 

Joshua Hall Bates 

West Point 1837, U.S.A. 

Alexander Vincent Blake 


*Charles Royal Bond 

Merchant, Insurance. *1873 

John Albert Buckingham 

Div. Sch. Harv. 1839. 

Frederic L. Call 


* James Colin Campbell 

Book-keeper. *1846 

John Mundell Campbell 

Printer ; Lieut. 69th Mass. Vols. 
Census Agent. 

*William Chapman *i833 

John G. Coffin 
*William Barnard Coffin 


James Ivers Trecothich 

Harv. 1838, S.T.D. Hobart 
1870; Master of St. Mark's 
School, Southborough. 

Augustus Copeland 
Samuel Breek Cruft 

Harv. 1836, A. M. 

^Theodore Dame 


Thomas Morton Jones Dehon 


William Storer Eaton 
Justin Field 

Amherst, 1835 A.M. 

James Ford 

David Green Francis 


*Henry Dearborn Grafton 

West Point 1839. *1855 

William E. Graves 
^Frederic Gray 

Merchant. *1877 

*Benjamin Ellery Greene 

Merchant. *1872 

*Samuel Huntington Greene 


Joseph A. Hall 
John F. Hubbart 
Joseph F. Larkin 
John Parker Maynard 

M.D. Harv. 1848. 

*Francis Miller McLellan 

Brown 1839, A.M.Brown, M.D. 
Harv. 1843. *1863 

Edmund Sewall Munroe 
*Frederic A. G. Nicholson 
Alfred Norton 
James Sullivan Noyes 

Dry Goods Merchant. 

*George Stanley Parker 1 

Harv. 1836, A.M.; Usher; 



l Brother of J. C. D. Parker, of our Class of 1838. 



*Henry Parkman *1839 

*John D. Plympton 
Thomas Frederic Power 

Merchant ; Horticulturist. 

* Charles Henry Prince 1 

U. S. A. *1849 

Frederic Octavius Prince 1 

Harv. 1836, A.M. 

Lawyer ; Mayor of Boston. 

* Alfred A. Reed 

David H. Reed 
**Reuben A. Reed 

Israel Munson Spelman 

Harv. 1836. 

Francis Wilder Tappan 

Williams 1837. 

Samuel Cooper Thacher 
Edward Davis Townsend 

West Point; Adj. Gen'I U.S.A. 


*Edward Tuckerman 

Union 1837, Harv. 1847, A.M. 
and Union, LL.B. Harv. 1839, 
LL.D. Amherst, 1875, Prof, of 
Botany, Amherst. *1886 

*Samuel Cary Tuckerman 

Farmer. *1870 

Samuel Gray Ward 

Harv. 1836, A.M. 

*John Fothergill Waterhouse 

Harv. 1838; Minister of Arling- 
ton Street Church. *1881 

Watson 2 

*John Hunt Welch 

Harv. 1835, A.M., LL.B. 1850. *1852 

Giles Henry Whitney 

Harv. 1837. 

Francis Winslow 


The name of Daniel M. Hastings was 
given in this Class in the Catalogue of 
1847, but has been erased on some of 
the interleaved Catalogues furnished us. 

1 Brothers. 

2 Inserted on Dr. Hale's interleaved Triennial, as was also the name of Viles, on the 
authority of Nathan Hale, Jr., of the next Class. We omit the name of Viles as probably 
the same as Joseph Henry Viles of the Class of 1830. 



During the time embraced in this Chapter, Mr. Leverett and Mr. 
Dillaway were Head Masters of the School. As the term of each 
was short, and there is no special reason for separating the pupils who 
entered under one from those entering under the other, it has seemed 
best to the Committee to embrace in this Chapter the remainder of 
what was contained in Chapter IV of the Catalogue of. 1847, and to 
begin, as in that, a new chapter with the commencement of the mas- 
tership of Mr. Dixwell. 


Joseph Henry Adams 

Harv. 1837, A.M. 
Civil Engineer. 

*John Bacon 

Harv. 1837, A.M. and Trinity 
1860, M.D. Harv. 1840, Prof. 
Chemistry, Harv. *1881 

Horace Granville Barrus, 
afterwards Horace Gran- 
ville Barrows 

Eclectic Physician. 

Henry Jacob Bigelow 

Harv. 1837, A.M. and Trinity 
1860, M.D. 1841, LL.D. 1882, 
Prof. Surg. Harv. 

* Joseph F. Burns 
Francis Lemuel Capen 

Harv. 1839, A.M. 

Charles Henry Appleton Dall 1 

Harv. 1837, A.M. 1845. 

*William Davis 

Harv. 1837. *1853 

William Augustus Davis 

Harv. 1837, A.M., M.D. 1840. 

William Maxwell Evarts 

Yale 1837, A.M. Yale, LL.D. 
1865, Harv. 1870, Union 1857, 
Attorney General and Sec. of 
State of the U. S. ; U. S. Sen. 

*Theodore Frothingham *i873 


William Whitwell Green- 
ough 2 

Harv. 1837; Treasurer Boston 
Gas Co., President of Trustees 
of Boston Public Library. 

*Nathan Hale 

Harv. 1838, A.M. 1842, LL.B. 
1840, Prof, of Rhetoric and Eng- 
lish Literature, Union. *1871 

*Charles D(udley?) Hall 
Henry T. Hall 


1 For many years a missionary in India. 

2 See Loring's Hundred Boston Orators, p. 660 ; also Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc, 1879-80, p. 63. 




* Charles Hay ward 

Harv. 1837. *1838 

*Thomas Kettell *1850 

Daniel A. Oliver 1 
^Nathaniel Austin Parks 

Harv. 1839, A.M. *1875 

Thomas William Parsons 2 

A.M. Harv. 1853. 

* Augustus Goddard Peabody 

Harv. 1837, M.D. 1844. *1877 

William Wilberforce Rand 
Bowdoin 1837. 

*Henry Gardner Rice 

Merchant. *1867 

**Daniel Messenger Rich- 

Daniel Waldo Salisbury 


*George Barnard Sargent 

Banker, Davenport, Iowa. *1875 

*John Parker Shimmin *i883 
*Henry Hammatt Simmons 
*Charles Simonds 
*George W. Smith 


*B^ant Parrott Tilden 

U.S.A. *1860 

John Bumstead Trott 


**William Ward 
Heliodorus Wellington 
*Benjamin Whitwell 

Physician. *1857 

Francis Stanton Williams 

Harv. 1837, A.M. 1867 ; Teacher. 

Henry Williams 

Harv. 1837; Teacher. 

George M. Willson 


Samuel Leonard Abbot 

Harv. 1838, A.M., M.D. 1841. 

James Munson Barnard 

A.M. Harv. 1858. Merchant. 

*George L. Callender 

Gil man Collamore 
*Charles Augustus Crackbon 


**Marston Watson Cushing 


*George Henry Cutter 3 

Clerk. *1882 

Thomas Dawes 4 " 

Harv. 1839, A.M. 1843 ; Minis- 
ter at Brewster. 

Charles Devens 

Harv. 1838, LL.B. 1840, LL.D., 
andColum. Wash. 1877; Judge 
of the Superior and Supreme 
Courts of Mass., Att'y Gen'l of 
the United States. 

Theodore G. Dexter 


Benjamin Homer Dixon 

Consul Gen. of Netherlands. 

George W. Felt 
William Lang Goodridge 


J, 8. P. G-reenleaf 

Richard Saltonstall Green- 

A.M. Harv. 1859. Sculptor. 

*Charles Thacher Hallet 

Clerk. *1835 

Benjamin Franklin Hancock 
*Charles Henry Hartshorn 

Harv. 1838. *1855 

George Hayward 

Harv. 1839, A.M., M.D. 1843. 

1 In the Catalogue of 1847 the middle name given was M., but on the Register of the 
Association we find it given by himself as A. 

2 The translator of Dante. "Well known as a graceful poet. 

3 Died 7 Oct. se 64, in San Francisco. * Son of Thomas Dawes of our Class of 1792. 



John Samuel Francis Huddle- 

Philosophical Instrument Maker. 

Martin Brimmer Inches 


Isaac Newton Jackson 

Master Mariner. 

Lemuel Pope Jenks 1 

Patent Solicitor. 

William Hamilton Stewart Jor- 

Bookseller, Insurance Agent. 

Henry Coit Kings] ey 

Yale 1834, A.M., Treas. Yale. 

Henry Ensign Lincoln 

Merchant, Life Ins. Agent. 

*Thomas Coffin Amory Lin- 
zee *1863 
Caleb William Loring 

Harv. 1839, A.M., LL.B. 1841. 

John M. Motley 
George Welles Nichols 


James Lloyd Oliver 


*Edward Breck Parkman *i84i 
* James Robinson Peirce 

Harv. 1838. *1842 

* Augustus Russell Pope 1 

Harv. 1839, A.M. ; Minister at 
Kingston and Somerville. *1858 

Thorndike Rand 

Bank Clerk. 

Edward Augustus Renouf 

Harv. 1838, A.M., and Hobart 

Francis Ralph Roberts 


Richard Smith Roberts 

Master Mason. 

*Charles Cushing Sheafe 

Harv. 1839, A.M. 

Lawyer. *1873 

Amos Smith 

Harv. 1838, A.M. 1843 ; Minis- 
ter at Leominster and Belmont. 

Francis Sumner 


Cornelius Marchant Vinson 

Harv. 1839, A.M. 

Teacher ; Real Estate Agent. 

* Edward Abiel Washburn 

Harv. 1838; A.M. Trin. 1854, 
S.T.D. Trin. 1861 ; Lecturer on 
Eng. Lit. Trin. *1881 

*Franklin C. White ?*i845 

*Benjamin Gardner Whitman 

Trin. 1840, A.M. *1875 

*Benjamin White Whitney 3 

Harv. 1838, LL.B. 1842. *1879 

William H. Williams 
*Charles M. Winslow 

Clerk. *1846 


Charles Manning Bowers 

Brown 1838, A.M., S.T.D. 1870 ; 
Minister at Clinton. 

Adam R. Bowman 
Charles Smith Bradley 

Brown 1838, A.M., LL.D. 1867; 
Chief Justice Supr. Court B.I. ; 
Bussey Prof. Law Harv. 

* Charles Henry Brigham 

Harv. 1839, A.M. 1843; Prof. 
Biblical Arch, etc., Meadville 
Theol. Sch. ; Minister at Taun- 
ton and Ann Arbor, Mich. *1879 

Samuel G. Brooks 
Buckminster Brown 

M.D. Harv. 1844. 

^Charles Muzzy Carleton 
*Ozias Goodwin Chapman *i866 
William Spooner Coffin 

Harv. 1839, A.M., M.D. 1842. 

i Son of Rev. Wm. Jenks, D.D., of our Class of 1790. 

2 Brother of Thomas B. Pope of our Class of 1823. 

3 Inserted in Bev. Dr. Hale's interleaved Catalogue. 



George Francis Cutter 

Paymaster Gen'l U.S.N. 

^William Augustus Dame 

Harv. 1838. *1849 

George F. Danforth 
Theodore A. Eaton 


*Thomas Bumstead Frothing- 
ham *1880 

* William George Hale 

Harv. 1842, A.M. *1876 

Edward Reynolds Hall 

Bank Cashier. 

William Augustus Hall 
Joseph S(tacy?) Hastings 

*Lewis Hastings 

*John Howe 

Manufacturer. ' *1870 

Alexander Jackson 

Amherst 1840, A.M., M.D. 
Harv. 1843. 

Benjamin Judkins 

Harv. 1848. 

*Ezra Lincoln 

A.M. Williams, 1860; 
IT. S. Treas. 



*Daniel Gregory Mason 

Bookseller. *1869 

*John Winfield Scott McNeil 
Thomas Shields Malcom 

Brown 1839. 

*Sylvester Dean Melville 
*Henry Melville Parker 

Harv. 1839, A.M., and Trinity 
1850, LL.B. 1841. *1863 

James M. Perkins 
**Saniuel Pickens 
Whiting Phipps Sanger 
John Oakes Shaw 

Clerk U. S. Customs. 

* Charles Francis Simmons 1 

Harv. 1841. *1862 

George Alexander Smith 2 
William Burdick Stevens 

President Globe Bank. 

* Joseph Henry Viles *is64 
Alexander Calvin Washburn 

Harv. 1839, A.M., LL.B. 1844, 

*Edward Webster 3 

Dart. 1841, A.M. 

Maj. U.S.A. in Mexican War. *1847 

Moses Williams Weld 

Harv. 1840, A.M., M.D. 1843. 

Alfred Whitney 
Henry Whitney 
Joseph Hibberson Wilby 
Richard Storrs Willis 4 

Tale 1841. 


Edward Franklin Adams 
Benjamin Franklin Atkins 

Harv. 1838, A.M. 

William Rhodes Bagnall 
*Francis William Greenwood 

Merchant. *1880 

* Andrew Sigourney Bender 
George Erving Betton 


* William Blaney 

Wharfinger. *1858 

Martin Luther Bradford 

Hardware Dealer. 

1 See Harvard Memorial Biography, i. p. 54. 

2 This name is added on his own authority, he having joined the Boston Latin School 
Association as of this Class. 

3 Son of Daniel and brother of D.Fletcher of our Class of 1824. 

4 Brother of Nathaniel P. of our Class of 1817. 



* Charles Edward Bucking- 

ham 1 

Harv. 1840, M.D. 1844; Prof. 
Theor. and Prac. Med., and Adj. 
Prof. Obst. and Medical Juris- 
prudence, Harv. *1877 

John Capen 2 

Harv. 1840, A.M. 1809. 

*George B. Coffin 

* George Inman Cunningham 


*Peter Roe Dalton 3 

Merchant. *1840 

Lucius H. Fairchild 
Francis Willis Fisher 

M.D. Harv. 1845. 

* William S. Fox *186- 
*Francis (Greenwood) Froth- 

ingham *i853 

* Henry Frothingham *i884 
William Branford Shubrick 


Banker and Broker. 

^Francis Gorham 

Broker. *1876 

Edward Everett Hale^ 

Harv. 1839, A.M., S.T.D. 1879, 
Usher, Vice President Latin 
School Association ; Minister of 
South Cong. Church. 

*Charles Child Henshaw *i867 

**John Homans *1836 

Samuel G. Jarvis 
? M.D. 

Samuel Kneeland 

Harv. 1840, A.M., M.D. 1847; 
Sec. Mass. Inst, of Technology. 

* George M. Knight 

Clerk. *1838 

Heman Lincoln 

Brown 1840, S.T.D. Rochester, 
1865; Minister at Jamaica Plain, 
Philadelphia, and Providence; 
Prof. Theol. Sch. Newton. 

John William Linzee 
William Lithgow 
Francis W. Loring 
Samuel Foster McCleary 

Harv. 1841, A.M., LL.B. 1843. 
City Clerk. 

*Elijah Raymond Mears 

Harv. 1838. *1841 

Francis Minot 

Harv. 1841, A.M., and Trinity 
1860, M.D. 1844, Hersey Prof, 
of Theory and Prac. of Medi- 
cine, Harv. 

Henry Kemble Oliver 5 


* Jonathan T. Perkins 

* William B. Robinson 
^Francis Morgan Rotch 

Harv. 1841. *1863 

William Sowdon 6 
*John Barnard Swett *i86- 

*William Edward Townsend 

Harv. 1839, A.M., M.D. 1844; 
Usher. *1866 

John Holker Welch, after- 
wards Edward Holker 
Welch, S. J. 

Harv. 1840, A.M., LL.B. 1846, 
Prof, of German and French, 
Georgetown Coll. 

William Augustus White 
*Franklin Delano Williams 

*Moses Blake Williams 


1 Brother of Joseph H. of our Class of 1817. 

2 Brother of Charles J. of our Class of 1835. 
8 See Burial Register of King's Chapel. 

■* See Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1860-1862, p. 107. 

5 Not a son of Henry Kemble, of our Class of 1810-11. 

6 Given in Catalogue of 1847, Sardon. 



* William Francis Worthington 

Merchant. *1875 


*Thomas Coffin Arnory 

Harv. 1841. *1848 

Charles Howard Bailey 

Commission Merchant. 

*Charles James Betton 
*George Thatcher Blake 
Amos J. Bowditch 
*Thomas John Brereton 

Lieut. U. S. Army. 

Nathaniel Hadley Bryant 

Coal Dealer. 

* William Burroughs 

Yale 1843, A.M. 1861 

Edward Capen 1 

Harv. 1842, A.M. 

John Whitney Crackbon 


William Cushing 

Household Art Co. 

Horace F. Cutter 


Oliver James Davis 

Lumber Dealer. 

^Wendell Thornton Davis 

Harv. 1838= 

Lawyer. *1876 

James Dennie 


^Francis Edwin Dyer 

* William Otis Edmands 
William Tappan Uustis 

Yale 1841. 

Minister at Springfield, Mass. 

Edward Gassett 

Harv. 1843. 

Thomas R. Graves 
Horace Gray 


James H. Gray 
William Henry Harding 
Charles B. Hastings 
Charles H. Hayward 

John Bumpstead Lincoln 

Leonard B. Louge 
^William A. Marston 
* James Maffitt Motley *i879 
^Benjamin M. Nevers 
*Edmund Burke Otis *1884 

Harv. 1842, A.M. 

*Edward H. Parker 
*Owen Glendour Peabody 

Dart. 1842, LL.B. Harv. 1844. 
Lawyer. *1862 

afterward s C harles 

Abnee, Phelps 

Union, 1841, M. D. Harv. 1844. 
Pres't of Mass. Senate ; Naval 
Officer, U. S. Customs ; U. S. 
Consul in Bohemia. 

*John Pierpont 

Harv. 1840. 

Coal Dealer. *1879 

Daniel C. Pratt 


Edward Willard Pray 

Harv. 1841, A.M. 1850. 

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon 

Trinity 1841, A.M., S.T.D. St. 
Stephen's 1865, LL.D. Columb 
1877 ; President Trinity. 

John Revere 

Harv. 1841, A.M. 

*George Edward Rice 

Harv. 1842, A.M., LL.B. 1845. *1861 

William J. Russell 


1 Brother of Francis L. of our Class of 1828, John, of 1831, and Charles J. of 1835. 



♦Roswell B. Streeter 
John Fearing Thatcher 


Charles F. Thayer 
William Shaw Tuckerman 
♦Israel S. Twombly 
Thomas Melville Vinson 1 


William Sargent Walsh 

John H. Welles 
♦Francis Garnett Whiston *i875 
♦Charles Eugene White 2 *i85i 
♦Grenville Blake White 

Apothecary, U.S.N. *1883 

♦Wallace Barnard White 

Lawyer; Chief Just. Supr. Court 
Wisconsin. *1882 

Charles D. Williams 


* Charles Frederic Adams 

Harv. 1843, A.M., LL.B. 1846. *1856 

Robert S. Andrews 
*James Henry Bancroft 3 

Amherst 1839, A.M. *1844 

Abraham Watcy Blanchard 
♦Feron Wilson Borowscale *i84- 

Ferdinand Hamilton Bowers 
♦Charles H. Brown *i850 

John Theodore Clark 

Ebenezer Francis Cotting 

George Todd Coverly 

William Cross 
♦John C. Crowninshield 
♦Benjamin Colman Ward 
Davenport *1843 

Benjamin Franklin Dwight 


♦Charles Winthrop Faulkner 


George Henry Faulkner 
*Charles Johnson Flagg 

* William Edward Forbes *i845 
William P. Fowle 

Israel Cooke Foxcroft 
♦George Henry Gay 

Harv. 1842, M.D. 1845. *1878 

Washington Hancock 4 
♦Horatio Harris 

Auctioneer. *1876 

♦John Prince Hazen 

Merchant. *1852 

* Charles Gustavus Hobart *i873 
George D. Hodges 
Thomas Hunt 

♦Franklin A. Kidder 
John Wesley Lindsay 

Wesleyan (Conn.) 1840, A.M. ; 
Prof, of Latin, Wesleyan ; Prof, 
in School of Theology, Boston 

♦William B. Little 
William Macomb er 

Commission Merchant. 

♦James Cushing Merrill 

Harv. 1842, A.M., LL.B. 1845; 
Usher. *1869 

♦James Ellice Murdoch 
♦Edward Dorr Griffin Palmer 

Brown 1839, A.M., M.D. Harv. 
1842. *1869 

♦George Bradish Parks 
Thomas McClure Peters 

Yale 1841, A.M. Trin. 1847, 
S.T.D. Trin. 1865. 

♦Edward Rogers 

Dart. 1842. *1856 

James Otis Sargent 

Lawyer; Publisher. 

1 Brother of Cornelius M. of our Class of 1829. 2 Died 17 Jan. 

3 In Catalogue of 1847 given Jacob, and in italics. Brother of Silas A. of 1835. 

4 Son of John, of our Class of 1745, and brother of Benjamin F. of 1829. 



Peter Oxenbridge Thacher 1 
George James Townsend 

Harv. 1842, A.M. 1846, M.D. 

*Frederick Goddard Tuck- 

LL.B. Harv. 1842. *1873 

Charles Henry Tuttle 
Frederick Warren 


Henry Blatchford Wheel- 

Harv. 1844, A.M. 1848; Usher. 

Henry Willard Williams 

A.M. Harv. 1868, M.D. 1849; 
Prof, of Ophthalmology, Harv. 

William Augustus Wright 


Edwin E. Allen 
Horace Andrews 
Stephen Badlam 

Clerk Water Office, Boston. 

Samuel Reeves Bates 
James Henry Beals 

Publisher Boston Post. 

William W. Billings 
Frederick Boyd 
Jarvis Dwight Braman 

Pres. Boston Water Power Co. 

*Charles H. H. Cook *i869 

* Joseph Crackbon *i874 

*George Kimball Crockett 

Amherst 1840. 

Lawyer. *1879 

James Henry Cunningham 
Charles Pelham Curtis 

Harv. 1845, LL.B. 1847. 

Nathaniel William Curtis 

*Henry Tallman Davis 

Harv. 1844. *1S69 

Samuel Davis 
*William Pitt Denton 


George Alexander Doane 

Stock Broker. 

*George Samuel Emerson 

Harv. 1845. *1848 

*Charles Whittlesey Eustis 


Edward Lincoln Field 


Francis Henry Forbes 
Octavius Brooks Frotliingham 

Harv. 1843, A.M. ; Minister at 
Salem, Mass. and in New York. 

O shorn Boylston Hall 
Thomas Bartlett Hall 

Harv. 1843, A.M., LL.B. 1846. 

* Joseph Hay *i853 

G-eorge Edwards Hill 

Yale 1846. 

*Henry Martyn Hill *i856 

Frederick Sebastian Jewett 
William Frederic Kenfield 
William Gardner Ladd 


John Henry Low 
James Brown Macomber 


James Howard Means 

Harv. 1843, A.M., S.T.D. Wil- 
liams 1874. 

*Ebenezer Preble Motley *i845 
Charles William Munroe 

Harv. 1847. 

Allen C. Nichols 
*Greenleaf Dudley Norris 


Martin Packard 

i Son of Peter 0. Thacher, of our Class of 1785. 



Eben Francis Parker 


Francis Jewett Parker 

Cotton Manufacturer. 

Edward Thatcher Peabody 

Prof, of Mathematics Masonic 
College, Kentucky. 

Shadrach Haughton Pearce 


Alexander Hamilton Peters 


James N. Pronk 
George A. Rossiter 
Walter H. Russell 
*Francis Willard Sayles 

Harv. 1844. *1853 

Peter F. Thacher 1 
Charles Keating Ttjcker- 


Author; U.S. Min. to Greece. 

* George Ferdinand Tucker- 
man *1845 
Francis W. Tufts 
William Wirt Webster 
John Gordius Wetherell 

Merchant; Vice Pres't Atlas 

DeWitt Clinton Whitcomb 


*Ignatius Sargent Amory 2 *i848 
Charles S. Andrews 
Silas Atkins Bancroft 3 


William Ely Boies 

Yale 1844, A.M. 1850. 

John Bowditch 
Charles James Capen 4 

Harv. 1844, A.M. ; Usher, Sub- 
Master, Master. 

*George Blankern Cary 

Harv. 1844. *1846 

*Charles L. Clapp *i854 

William Adolphus Clark 


Robert Codman 5 

Harv. 1844, A.M., LL.B. 1846. 

*David Sears Cotting 

Farmer. *1855 

Francis G. Eaton 
John F. Fisher 
Benjamin Fisk 
Tappan Eustis Francis 

Harv. 1844, M.D. 1847. 

Thomas Gaffield 

Glass Merchant 

*Daniel Louis Gibbens 

M.D. Harv. 1847. *1865 

Benjamin Apthorp Gould 6 

Harv. 1844, A.M.; LL.D. 1885; 
Ph.D. Gott. 1848 ; Astronomer ; 
Vice Pres't Boston Latin School 


George H. Green 
Alfred Fales Haliburton 
*Thomas Scott Harmon 
Lemuel Hay ward 7 

Harv. 1845. 

John Henshaw 
John Sewell Hooper 


George W. Kimball 
James M. Kimball 


1 Inserted on the authority of Charles P. Curtis, of this Class, and not to be considered 
identical with Peter O., of the preceding Class. 

2 Died 18 Jan. 3 Brother of James H. of our Class of 1833. 

4 Brother of Francis L. of our Class of 1828, John, of 1831, and Edward, of 1832. 

5 Inserted on his own authority. 

6 Son of Head Master B. A. Gould. ? Brother of John D. of our Class of 1843. 



*John Gardner Ladd 

Harv. 1843, A.M. 1847, M.D. 
Univ. of Virginia 1845. *1853 

Francis A. Libbey 
*Robert T. Long *i848 

Henry Loring 
Alverdo Mason 
Aaron Lucius Ordway 


*George A. O. Pierce 
Benjamin Pond 

Lawyer; Judge East Boston 
Police Court. 

James H. Prince 
Thomas H. Simpson 
William Wetherbee 1 

Stock Broker. 

*William Henry Chase 
Whiting 2 

Top. Eng. U.S.A. ; Brig. Gen'l 
Confed. Service. *1865 


John Adams 
W. Bowditch 
* Arnold Welles Brown 

Harv. 1851. *1852 

James R. Darracott 

Gilman I. Davis 

William Watson Davis 

* Oliver Jordan Fernald 

Div. Sen. Harv. 1847. *1861 

*Henry Bowen Clarke Greene 

M.D. Harv. 1851. *1862 

*Charles Ridgeley Greenwood 


*Francis William Greenwood 

Harv. 1845. *1847 

*Henry Gyslaar 
J. W. Horton 
Charles Henry Hudson 

Han-. 1846, LL.B. 1848. 

William Vincent Hutchings 


Thomas Lethbridge Marshall 
Edward D. May 
James Eugene Otis 
^Montgomery Davis Parker 3 


William Ladd Hopes 

Harv. 1846, A.M. ; Usher. 
Minister at Wrentham; Libra- 
rian Theol. Sch. Andover. 

Joseph Edwin Smith 
Harrison T. Sweetser 
Warren Tilton 

Harv. 1844, LL.B. 1847. 

i Given in the Class of 1833 in the Catalogue of 1847, but he writes that he entered in 1835. 

2 Killed at Fort Fisher. 

3 Died 6 Dec. See By-Laws St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, edition of 1866, p. 53. 




Chapter V of the Catalogue of 1847 begins with the Class of 
1837, the first to enter the School under the Mastership of Mr. 
Dixwell, and ends with the Class which entered the year of the 
publication of that volume. A note to the chapter says it "is taken 
from the present School Register, in which the names are placed 
under the year in which each pupil entered the School." As the 
same source of information has been used by the Committee in com- 
piling this continuation of the Catalogue from 1847 to the present 
time, and will probably be used by future Committees in the prepar- 
ation of subsequent editions, as they are required, it has seemed best 
from this point to embrace in a single chapter all the Classes since 
the beginning of Mr. Dixwell's Mastership. 


Jeremiah Smith Boies Alleyne 
Edward Bangs 

Harv. 1846, LL.B. 1849. 

Frederic E Bliss 1 


Atherton Thayer Brown 


Thomas Graves Cary 


*Tiniothy Dutton Chamberlain 

Harv. 1845, A.M. ; Usher. *1850 

*Luther Clark Crehore 2 *i846 

Charles B. Crowninshield 
* James Jackson Cruft 

Harv. 1846. « *1849 

*Edward Henry Eldredge 

Eeal Estate Broker. *1865 

*William Paisley Field 

Harv. 1851, LL.B. 1855. *1859 

Galen M. Fisher 
Edward A. Fox 
George M. Fox 
Nathaniel Goddard Gould 


Howard Malcom Graves 
* George Gray 

Harv. 1845, LL.B. 1847. *1850 

Daniel Gulliver 
^Chester Harding 

Harv. 1847. *1875 

Horace Holley Hastings 

1 The E stands for no name. 


2 Died 29 July. 



Samuel Hastings 

House and Decorative Painter. 

Frederic Hinckley 

Div. Sch. Harv. 1843. 
Minister at Lowell, Mass., and 
in "Washington, D.C. 

Charles Dudley Homans 

Harv. 1846, M.D. 1849. 

Charles Whitefield Homer 

Harv. 1847, A.M. 

Francis Homes 
Hall Jackson How 

Real Estate Broker. 

*Robert Means Lawrence 1 *i845 
William E. Learnard 
*Francis Augustine Lovis 


Henry Augustus Mann 
*Francis Parker 

Harv. 1845, A.M. *1849 

* Jonathan Mason Parker 

Harv. 1846, LL.B. 1848. *1875 

George Francis Parkman 

Harv. 1844, LL.B. 1846. 

Charles Lawrence Perkins 

Dealer in Railroad Supplies. 

Samuel Poole 

* George Frederic Poor *i844 
William H. Ranney 

John Phillips Reynolds 2 

Harv. 1845, A.M., M.D. 1852, 
Prof. Obstet. Harv. ; Usher. 

*Edward Rogers 

Dart. 1842. *1856 

Benjamin Shurtleff Shaw 

Harv. 1847, A.M., M.D. 1850. 

Daniel Denison Slade 

Harv. 1844, M.D. 1848; Prof. 
Prac. Zool. Harv. 

George A. Stevens 
Charles French Thayer 

Haw. 1846, A.M. 

Gustavus Tuckerman 

Merchant; Broker. 

*Newcome Cappe Tuckerman 

Merchant. *1860 

James Waldock 

Harv. 1845, M.D. 1852. 

* William Waldock *i844 

*Thomas Jefferson Welch *i872 

Horatio Parris Willis 

Francis William Worthington 

LL.B. Harv. 1843. 


James Lloyd Abbot 


*George James Gordon Adam, 
afterwards George Gordon 

Lawyer (Vicksburg, Miss.) *1S84 

^Frederic Sheridan Adams 

Clerk. *1847 

Ferdinand Lane Andrews 
Francis William Andrews 
* Joshua Hall Bailey *i868 

Thomas Bayley 
William Berry 
Alexander Bliss 

Harv. 1847. 

William Davis Bliss 

Harv. 1846. 

George Bradford 
Thomas George Bradford 
Francis Cabot 

Treas. Cotton Mfg. Cos. 

*William Aylwin Cary 

Merchant. *1868 

William Warland Clapp 

Editor of Boston Journal. 

1 Died while a student in Harvard College. 

2 Son of Edward Reynolds, of our Class of 1802. 



Josiah Parsons Cooke 

Harv. 1848, A.M., Erving Prof. 
Chemistry and Mineral. Harv. 
D.C.L. Camb. Eng. 

*Lorenzo Silas Cragin 

Harv. 1849. *1875 

George Alfred Cunningham 
Horace Cunningham 

Harv. 1846. 

Daniel Sargent Curtis 

Harv. 1846, A.M. 1860, LL.B. 

* James Freeman Curtis 
Henry L. Cushing 

*Lemuel Francis Sidney 

Cushing 1 *1880 

Joseph Grinnell Dalton 
Samuel Dunn 
Barnum Wisner Field 
William James Appleton 

* Joseph Peabody Gardner 

Harv. 1847, A.M. 

Merchant. *1875 

Charles Gay 
James Grove 2 
Alexander Mitchell Hall 
Henry Larned Hallet 

Harv. 1847, A.M., LL.B. 1859. 
Lawyer ; U. S. Commissioner. 

George Russell Hastings 

Harv. 1848, A.M., LL.B. 1850. 

William Hay den 3 
Augustine Heard 

Harv. 1847. 

Charles Edward Howe 
Charles Grant Kendall 

Harv. 1847. 

Planter (Port Royal, S.C.) 

*William Joseph Loring *i864 

John McGowan 
Moses Morse 
*Danforth Stillman Newcomb 


James Cutler Dunn Parker 4 

Harv. 1848, A.M. 1856 

John Phillips 
*Charles Augustus Poor 

Merchant. *1861 

*David Brainard Pratt *i845 
*George Langdon Pratt 

Merchant. *1872 

Jairus Pratt 

Robert Possac Rogers 

Harv. 1844. 

Charles Mertens Rollins 

Harv. 1847. 

Joseph S. Sewall 

Arthur Sumner 

Mortimer Brockway Tappan 

M.D. Harv. 1845. 

George Emerson Thorndike, 
afterwards George Quincy 

Harv. 1847, A.M. 

*Elliott Torrey *i853 

Edward Charles Rollin 

Frederic Dickinson Williams 

Harv. 1850, A.M. 

Henry Clement Willis 


William Henry Adams 
Zabdiel Boylston Adams 

Bowd. 1849, M.D. Harv. 1853. 

*Edward Francis Baker *i857 

1 Entered Harvard in 1843, but did not graduate. Died in Cambridge 15 Dec. 

2 While at School he put in an E as a middle initial, for fancy. 

3 Son of William Hayden, of our Class of 1807. 

* Brother of George Stanley Parker, of our Class of 1827. 



Robert Merry Barnard 
Richard Atkins Bartlett 
Samuel Moody Bedlington 

Clerk Globe National Bank. 

Howard Malcom Bowers 
*Edward Cabot *1876 

* James Thompson Cabot *i845 
Edward Matthews Cary 

* Fred eric L. Dana 


*Robert Smith Davis *i87- 

Edward Robbins Dexter 

Harv. 1845. 

* George Frederick Dodd 

Bank Clerk. *1847 

Samuel Fales Dunlap 

Harv. 1845. 

^Francis Buckminster Emer- 

Harv. 1849. *1867 

Samuel Lawrence Fowle 


George Augustus Gardner 

Harv. 1849, A.M. 

* Alexander Hale 

Harv. 1848. *1850 

* Henry Walter Hunnewell 

*Isaac Davenport Hayward, 
afterwards Davenport 
Hayward *1878 

George Henshaw 

Dealer in Paints, Oils and 

*Edwin S. Hewes 
Robert Hooper 
William Endicott Humphrey 
Henry Leavitt Hunt, after- 
wards Leavitt Hunt 

LL.B. Harv. 1856, J.TJ.D. Hei- 

* Jonathan Hunt *i874 

Richard Morris Hunt 


Cragie Phillips Jenks 1 

Commission Merchant. 

George William Johnson 

Merchant and Lawyer. 

Eben Boylston Jones 
William Henry Keith 
Edward R. Kimball 
* Joseph Marquand 

Clerk. *1857 

Charles Augustus Morris 
Richard Chamberlain Nichols 
*Jenckes Harris Otis 

M.D. Harv. 1851. 

Surg. U. S. Navy. *1864 

*Samuel Parsons 2 

Harv. 1848, A.M. *1859 

*George Edward Patterson 


John Hooper Reed 


George Shattuck Shaw 

Harv. 1849, A.M. 

Edward Flint Stone 


Joseph Coolidge Swett, after- 
wards Joseph Swett Cool- 

Harv. 1849. 

Josiah Salisbury Tappan 

Assist. Treas. Boston Belting 

Samuel Smith Tuckerman, 
afterwards Samuel Tuck- 

William Gordon Weld 


*Emery Stone Whitney 
George Frederic Williams 

1 Son of Eev. William Jenks, D.D., of our Class of 1790. 

2 Died 28 Oct. 



Edward James Young 1 

Harv. 1848, A.M.; Hancock 
Prof. Heb. Harv. 


*Horace Walter Adams 

Harv. 1849, A.M., M.D. 1853. *1861 

Robert Bliss 

Yale 1850. 

* Frederic Boott *1872 
Francis James Child 

Harv. 1846, A.M., LL.D. 1884; 
Ph.D. Gottingen 1854 ; Boylston 
Prof. Rhet. and Orat. Harv. 

Thomas Curtis Clarke 

Harv. 1848. 

John Howe Colby 

Clerk City Clerk's Office. 

Hiram Walace Colver 
Stephen Moody Crosby 

Dart. 1849. 

Treas. Mass. Loan and Trust 


* James Cutler Dunn 

Harv. 1849, LL.B. 1852. *1866 

John Justin Dyer 

Manager New Eng. News Co. 

James Thomas Eldredge 

Peal Estate Agent. 

Robert Farley 
*John Brooks Felton 

Harv. 1847, A.M., LL.B. 1853. *1877 

George Bird Fowle 

Glass Dealer. 

George Allen French 
Joseph Willard Gay 
Christopher Columbus Gill 
*Francis Hammond *i8so 

Gustavus Hay 

Harv. 1850, A.M., S.B. 1853, 
M.D. 1857. 

* William Howard Hinckley 

Harv. 1849, A.M. *1867 

Richard Manning Hodges 

Harv. 1847, A.M., M.D. 1850; 
Assist. Prof. Sm-g. Harv. 

*Charles A. Hoi brook 

Clerk. *1856 

George E. Holbrook 
Samuel Dana Hosmer 

Harv. 1850. 

**George Henry Humphrey 

* Frederic Athearn Lane 

Harv. 1849, A.M. *1881 

Charles Greely Loring 

Harv. 1848, A.M. 

Director Boston Art Museum. 

Thornton Kirkland Lothrop 

Harv. 1849, A.M., LL.B. 1853. 

Frederic Lowe Lowe 
Joseph Augustus Peabody 
Lowell, afterwards Au- 
gustus Lowell 

Harv. 1850, A.M. 

Frederic Spelman Nichols 

Harv. 1849. 

*Charles Shepard Norris 

William Amory Prescott 
*Samuel Tucker Remick *i846 
*Edward Hutchinson Rob- 
bins Revere 2 

M.D. Harv. 1849. ^ *1862 

Chrystopher Alexander S|ietky 

George Blagden Safford 

Yale 1852, A.M., S.T.D. 1878. 
Minister at Burlington, Vt. 

* James Short 

Teacher Poxbury Latin School.*1851 

Charles Weyman Smith, af- 
terwards Charles Smith 

Harv. 1848. 

1 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1878, p. 206. 

2 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, i. p. 124. 



*Mumford Richards Steele 

Archibald Morrison Stone, 

afterwards Archibald 

Morrison Morrison 

Columb. 1847. 

Minister at Worcester, Mass., 

and Philadelphia. 

Horatio Robinson Storer 

Harv. 1850, A.M., M.D. 1853, 
LL.B. 1868. 

George Henry Tilton 


*Francis Henry Tucker 
** Francis Watts 
Benjamin Bangs Williams 


Charles Lowell Wright 


Samuel Porter Adams 
Henry Emerson Bay ley 
Josiah Francis Bigelow 
*Freeman Josiah Bumstead 

Williams 1847, M.D. Harv. 1851, 
Columb. 1867, LL.D. Williams 
1879, Prof. Mat. Med. etc., Coll. 
Phys. and Surg. N.Y., Lecturer 
and Prof. Columb. *1879 

Thomas Henderson Chandler 

Harv. 1848, A.M., LL.B. 1853, 
D.M.D. 1872, Prof. Dental Sch. 
Harv. Univ. ; Usher. 

*William Barker Chapman 
Greely Stevenson Curtis 

Fire Commissioner. 

Treas. Hinkley Locomotive Co. 

Herbert Pelham Curtis 

Harv. 1851, LL.B. 1856. 

Thomas James Curtis 

Harv. 1852. 

* William Stevenson Curtis 


*Daniel Deshon 1 

Master Mariner. 1881 

Arthur Dexter 

Harv. 1851. 

* Charles Paine Dunn 
Lewis Fitch Endicott 

*John Sylvester Gardiner 

Harv. 1852. *1856 

Samuel Wadsworth Gregg 
**George Griswold *i842 

* Charles Hale 

Harv. 1850, A.M. ; Usher. 
Speaker Mass. House of Peps. ; 
Senator; Editor; Lawyer. *1882 

Edward Blake Harrington 

Leather Dealer. 

*Nathan Hayward 

Harv. 1850, M.D. 1855. *1866 

John Hooper 
Henry Dutch Lord 


George Henry Lyford 

John Henry Matthews 

Charles Henry Nazro 
*George Allyne 2 Otis 

Francis William Winthrop 
Palfrey, afterwards Fran- 
cis Winthrop Palfrey 3 

Harv. 1851, A.M. 1870, LL.B. 

* William Taylor Palfrey 
Isaac Stevens Parker, after- 
wards W Stevens Parker 

Harv. 1850, A.M. ; Pres. Racine 

*George Washington Pratt *i856 

* William Lyon Pynchon 

Union 1850. 
Civil Enoineer. 


1 Died in October. 

2 Given in the old Catalogue George Alexander; changed on the authority of Mr. 
Haynes, of our Committee. 

s See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1871-3, p. 333. 



Josiah Phillips Quincy 1 

Harv. 1850, A.M. 

John Langdon Sullivan 

M.D. Harv. 1849. 

Hales Wallace Suter 

Harv. 1850, A.M. 

Charles Thompson 

Railroad Ag't (St. Paul, Minn.) . 

Edgar Tucker 

Manufacturer (Chester, Penn.). 

* Thomas William Ward, af- 
terwards Thomas Wren 
Ward *1858 

John Ware 

Harv, 1850, M.D. 1853. 

*William Coombs Wheelwright 

Harv. 1851, *1854 

^Nathaniel Langdon Williams, 
afterwards Langdon Wil- 

Harv. 1850, LL.B. 1852. *1872 


Edward Payson Adams 
*John Ellery Amory 2 *i860 

Henry Holley Atkins 


*Amos Binney 3 

Major and Pavmaster U. S. A. ; 
Lt.-Col. U. S.'Vols. *1880 

Peter Chardon Brooks 

Harv. 1852, A.M. 1871. 

Theodore Chase 

Harv. 1853, A.M. 

* William Bliss Clarke 

Lawyer. *1864 

James MacMaster Codman 

Harv. 1851. 

Horace Hopkins Coolidge 

Harv. 1852, A.M., LL.B. 1856 ; 
Pres't Mass. Senate. 

Henry Cushing 
Edwin Davenport 

Harv. 1848, A.M. ; Usher. 

* William Nye Davis 

Harv. 1851. *1863 

* James Atherton Dugan 4 

Harv. 1848, A.M. 1851. *1860 

Charles Warren Eldredge 

Real Estate Broker. 

*Edward Austin Flint 

Harv. 1851. *1886 

Edward Arthur French 


Arthur Lincoln Frothingham 


William Wilberforce Hague 

Gas and Hydraulic Engineer. 

Henry Williamson Haynes 5 

Harv. 1851, A.M. 1859; Prof. 
Latin and Greek, Univ. of Vt. 

*John Dorr Hayward 

Merchant. *1861 

John Mason Good Parker, 
afterwards Mason Good 


Selim Hobart Peabody 

Univ. Vt. 1852, A.M., Prof, of 
Math, and Civ. Eng. Polytech. 
Coll., Pa., Prof. Phys. and Civ. 
Eng. Mass. Agr. ColL 

Edward Ellerton Pratt 

Harv. 1852, LL.B. 1855. 
Assist. Treas. C. B. & Q R.R. 

*Paul Joseph Revere 6 

Harv. 1852. *1863 

Martyn Mills Rogers 
*Lemuel Shaw 

Harv. 1849, LL.B. 1852. 

Lawyer. *1884 

1 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1864-5, p. 275. 

2 Died in June. 3 Died at Newport, R.I., 11 Mar. 

5 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1879-80, p. 104. 

6 Brother of Edward H. R. of our Class of 1840. See Harv. Mem. Biog. i. p. 219. 

4 Died 5 June. 



John Milton Slade 

Yale 1851, A.M. 
Merchant (New York) . 

Edward Sutton Smith 1 

Harv. 1853, A.M., M.D. 1856. 

George Augustus Smith 

Book-keeper Hamilton Bank. 

Austin Stickney 

Harv. 1852, A.M. 1859, and Trin. 
1862 ; Prof. Latin Trin. Coll. 

Benjamin Morgan Stillman 


Frederic Stone 

Clerk Cotton Manufactories. 

William Franklin Stone 


Francis Humphreys Storer 

S.B. Harv. 1855, A.M. 1870, 
Prof. Agr. Chem* Harv. (Bus- 
sej r Institute.) 

James Amory Sullivan 

U. S. Coast Survey. 

Albert Elbridge Thatcher 


Joseph Henry Thayer 

Harv. 1850, A.M. 1864, S.T.D. 
1884 and Yale 1873; Prof. Bib. 
Ex. Theo. Senx. And. ; Fellow 
Harv. ; ^ 6 Hu * 

Hermann Jackson Warner 

Harv. 1850, LL.B. 1852. 

William Augustus Warner 
Israel Goodwin Whitney 

Pres. Merchandise Nat. Bank. 

^Sidney Willard 2 

Harv. 1852. *1862 

Frederic Winsor 

Harv. 1851, M.D. 1855. 

Charles Loring Young 

Merchant; Prest. Nat'l Union 


Edward Ailzen z 

Dart. 1851, M.D. Yale 1861; 
Prof. N. E. Fern. Med. Coll. 

Eben Bacon 
**Dwight Baldwin *i848 

*Sidney Bartlett 

LL.B. Harv. 1851. *1871 

*John Binney 4 *i85i 

Francis Daniel Brodhead 


Daniel Edward Brown 
Joseph Mansfield Brown 

Harv. 1853. 

James Osgood Andrew 

Hezekiah Anthony Cook 
John Henry Edson 

West Point 1853, Lt. U. S. A. 
Supt. Zanesville Oil and Min- 
ing Co. 

Edward Gay 

Warren Francis Gilbert 

Newspaper Publisher. 

Charles Bishop Goodrich 

Book Agent. 

Charles Chapman Grafton 

LL.B. Harv. 1853. 

Bector Church of the Advent. 

* Augustus Goodwin Green- 

Harv. 1852, LL.B. 1854. *1874 

Edward Everett Guardenier 
John White Hayward 


George Edward Head 5 

Harv. 1852, M.D. 1855. 
Captain U- S. A 

1 See Kappa Alpha Society in Williams, p. 172. 

2 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, i. p. 253. 

3 A missionary in Syria for A. B. C. F. M. many years. 

4 Died 30 Aug. aged 20. 6 Son of George Edward Head, of our Class of 1803. 



David Greene Hubbard 

Yale 1852. 

John Willson Hutchins 

Harv. 1853, M.D. 1858. 

John Brazer Ingalls 

Deputy Sheriff. 

Benjamin Joy Jeffries 

Harv. 1854, A.M., M.D. 1857. 

*George Jaffrey Jeffries *i853 
William Lincoln Jenkins 

Harv. 1848, A.M. 

Alexander Donald William 

M.D. Harv. 1851. 

*George Walter Norris 

Harv. 1852. *1857 

Charles Jackson Paine 

Harv. 1853, A.M. 1858. 
Major-Gen. Vols. ; Lawyer. 

Joseph Warren Paine 

* Thomas Park *185_ 

* Arthur Herbert Poor 

Harv. 1851. *1862 

*George Williams Pratt *1865 

Thomas Francis Richardson 

Brown 1852, A.M., LL.B. Harv. 


Joseph Hidden Robinson 
Harv. 1850, LL. B. 1852. 

James Henry Sawyer 
Winthrop Sears, afterwards 
Knyvett Winthrop Sears 

Harv. 1852, A.M. 1857. 

Francis Lucas Skinner 

Importer Tailors' Trimmings. 

Daniel Webster Snow 
Charles Ellery Stedman 

Harv. 1852, A.M., M.D. 1855. 

Charles Edward Stevens 

Treas. Boston & Albany RJt. 

William W. Thayer 
*Gorham Thomas 

Harv. 1852. *1853 

*Charles Rollins Torrey *i865 
Henry Augustus Wainwright 
Loammi Goodenow Ware 

Harv. 1850. 

Minister at Burlington, Vt. 

*Robert Ware 1 

Harv. 1852, M.D. 1856, 1863 


John Quincy Adams 2 

Harv. 1853 ; Fellow Harv. 

Edward Reynolds Andrews 

Harv. 1853, A.M. 1857. 

John Appleton Bailey 

Harv. 1851, LL.B. 1855. 

*Charles Frederic Blake 

Harv. 1853, A.M., LL.B. 1857, 

J. U. D. Heidelberg, 1855. *1881 

*George Henry Blanchard 

Harv. 1853, A.M. 1857- *1864 

Joseph Albert Bluxome 


Charles Edward Briggs 

Harv. 1853, A.M. 1860, M.D. 

*Lucius Henry Buckingham 

Harv. 1851, A.M., Ph.D. 1876. 

Teacher. *1885 

David Hill Coolidge 

Harv. 1854, A.M. 

Uriel Haskell Crocker 

Harv. 1853, A.M., LL.B. 1855. 

* William Henry Cunningham 

Harv. 1853. *1867 

George Man Curtis 

1 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, i. p. 238. 

2 Son of Hon. Charles Francis, of our Class of 1818, and brother of Charles F. of our 
Class of 1848. 



William B. Dods 
Edward Payson Dutton 

Publisher (New York) . 

* Henry Augustus Edwards *i850 
Charles William Eliot 

Harv. 1853, A.M., LL.D. Wil- 
liams 1869, New Jersey 1869, 
Yale 1870, Assis. Prof. Math, 
and Chem. Harv., Prof. Instit. 
Technol., President Harv. 

*William Hammond Foster 
Daniel Bicknell Franklin 


*Francis Henshaw 

Stock Broker and Auctioneer. *1884 

John Bogardus Hill 

M.D. Harv. 1852. 

*William Sturgis Hooper 1 

Harv. 1852. *1863 

*Henry Blatchford Hubbard 2 

Harv. 1854. *1862 

* William Coit Hubbard 2 

Engineer. *1865 

*Charles Henry Hurd 

Harv. 1853. *1877 

George Smith Hyde 

Harv. 1853, M.D. 1856. 

George Frederic Kimball 

D wight Laflin 

Edward Wilberforce Lambert 

Yale 1854, M.D. Coll.Phys. and 
Surg. N.Y. 1857. 

Charles Frederic Livermore 

Harv. 1853, S.B. 1856. 

James Lovell Loring 
James Patterson Low 
*Charles Russell Lowell 3 

Harv. 1854, A.M. 1863. *1864 

James McLaughlin 

?Coll. Holy Cross. 

*Edward Gordon Odiorne 

Merchant (Chicago) . *1879 

William Cushing Paine 

Harv. 1854, A.M. 1858, West 
Point 1858, Capt. Eng. Corps 


John Carver Palfrey 

Harv. 1853, A.M. 1857, Dart. 

1873, West Point 1857, Capt. 

Eng. Corps U.S.A., Brev. Brig.- 


Engineer ; Manufacturer. 

Henry Bradbury Parsons 
William John Parsons 


*John Sabin Perkins *i854 

Francis Alonzo Peters 


William Lewis Green Pierce 4 
Henry Southworth Shaw 

Treas. Pemberton Mills. 

Samuel Savage Shaw 

Harv. 1853, A.M., LL.B. 1855. 


Benjamin T. Ober Snow 5 
Samuel Snow 

B.P.Brown 1856, LL.B. Harv. 



John Thompson Peters 
Treat, afterwards John 
Peters Treat 6 

Alexander Stevenson Twombly 

Yale 1854, S.T.D. 1883. 
Minister of Winthrop Church, 

George Latham Underwood 

M.D. Harv. 1858. 

Henry Van Brunt 

Harv. 1854. 

1 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, i, p. 203. 2 Brothers. 

3 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, i, p. 296. * Spelled Peirce in Catalogue of 1847. 

5 Brother of Daniel W. Snow of our Class of 1843. 

6 Brother of Alfred O. of our Class of 1853, and Charles P. of our Class of 1855. 



Charles John Whitmore 

Merchant; Treas. Ames Plow 
Co. ; Prest. Market N. Bank. 

George Whitney 

Pres't North and Union Nat'l 

James Morris Whiton 

Yale 1853, Ph.D. 1861. 
Teacher ; Prin. Williston Acad- 
emy, Easthampton ; Minister at 
Newark, N.J. 

Pelham Williams 

Harv. 1853, A.M. Trin. 1861, 
S.T.D. Columb. 1871. 
Kector of Ch. of the Messiah. 


* William Henry Burbeck 

*Philip Henry Ammidown 
Henry Laurens King Bascom 


* William Henry Bass 
William Greene Binney 

Harv. 1854. 

*John Gorham Bond *i854 

Edward Henry Chace 

Harv. 1855, A.M. 

* George William Chapman *i862 
Edward Wainwright Codman 

Harv. 1854, A.M. 

Hall Curtis 

Harv. 1854, A.M., M.D. 1857. 

Francis Bassett Davis 

Master Mariner. 

William Sidney Davis 

Harv. 1853. 

* Ormond Horace Dutton 

Han'. 1853. *1868 

George Eldredge 
*Edward Brooks Everett 1 

Harv. 1850, A.M., M.D. 1853. *1861 

Henry Sidney Everett 1 

Harv. 1855, A.M. 1862 
Secretary of Amer. Legation at 

*Edward Fiske 

Harv. 1853. *1870 

^Edward William Forbush 

Harv. 1854, LL.B. 1856. *1880 

*Samuel Sprague Gilbert 

Banker. *1856 

*Richard Chapman Goodwin 2 

Harv. 1854. *1862 

James Harris 

Charles Sprague Hayden 3 

LL.B. Harv 1856. 

Charles Tasker Howard 

Harv. 1856, A.M. 
Commission Merchant. 

James Henry Howe 
David Pulsifer Kimball 

Harv. 1856. 

Samuel Pierpont Langley 

Ph.D. Stevens Inst. , LL.D. 
Univ. of Wisconsin. 
Director Observatory, Alle- 
gheny, Penn. 

William Theophilus Rogers 

Williams 1854, A.M. 

Lucius Field Mason 

Pianoforte Polisher. 

Daniel O'Connell 

?Holy Cross. / 

Francis Augustus Osborn 4 If 

*James Percival 
^Josiah Stedman Priest 

1 Brothers. Sons of Edward, of our Class of 1805. 

2 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, i, p. 294. 

3 Son of Wm. Hayden of our Class of 1807, and brother of Wm. of 1838. 

4 Lieut.-Colonel and Colonel 24th Reg. Mass. Vols., Brev. Maj.-Gen. U. S. Vols. 



George Henry Quincy 
Robert Samuel Rantoul 

Harv. 1853, A.M., LL.B. 1856. 

* William Henry Rowe 1 

Harv. 1853. *1858 

*Henry Jackson Sargent 

Master Mariner. *1862 

* James Savage 2 

Harv. 1854, A.M. *1862 

* Jeremiah JEJvarts Scudder 

afterwards Uvarts 

Williams 1S54. 

Minister at Great Barrington, 

Mass *1886 

Norman Seaver 

Williams 1854, A.M., S.T.D. 

Middleb. 1866. 

Minister at Rutland, Vt., Syra- 
cuse, N.Y., and St. Paul, Minn. 

r illiam Bull Sewall 


jorge Washington Smith 

Merchant (New York) . 

Francis Peleg Sprague 

M.D. Harv. 1857. 

Charles Augustus Stoddard 

Williams 1854, A.M., S.T.D. 


Minister atWashington Heights, 

NY.; Editor N.Y. Observer. 

John Hubbard Sturgis 3 


Russell Sturgis 3 


*John Henry Sullivan *i858 
Samuel Lothrop Thorndike 

Harv. 1852, A.M., LL.B. 1854 

George Bates Nichols Tower 

Consulting Patent Engineer. 

Thomas Horatio Tucker 

Brown 1854, A.M. 

*01iver Holden Underwood 

Supercargo. *1855 

*Isaac Parker Wainwright 

Harv. 1855. *1871 

David Henshaw Ward 

Harv. 1853. 

Marston Watson 


Henry Gassett Wheelock 

Harv. 1856. 

George Frederic Wilde 

Ship Broker. 

Alfred Willard 
Joseph Willard 

Harv. 1855, LL.B 1858. 

Justin Winsor 4 

Harv. 1853. 

Librarian of Public and of Harv. 


William Henry Wyman 


Edwin Hale Abbot 3 

Harv. 1855, A.M., LL.B. 1861. 
Teacher; Lawyer. 

Henry Larcom Abbot 3 

West Point 1854. 

Captain, Brevet Brig.-General, 

Top. Engineer U.S.A. 

* Joseph William Allen 
Francis Edward Bacon 

Cotton Goods. 

George Middleton Barnard 

Harv. 1857. 

*Gordon Bartlett 

Harv. 1853, A.M. 1858. 

Teacher. *1867 

* Walter Thornton Betton *i858 
Albert Bigelow 

1 Died 22 July. 2 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, i, p. 328. 

4 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1876-7, p 305. 

3 Brothers. 



Phillips Brooks 1 

Harv. 1855, A.M., S.T.D. Union 
1870, Harv. 1877, Oxford 1885; 
Usher. Rector of Trin. Ch. 

William Gray Brooks 2 

Cashier Eagle National Bank. 

Francis Henry Brown 

Harv. 1857, A.M., M.D. 1861. 

John Duncan Bryant 

Harv. 1853. 

Simeon Howard Calhoun 

Williams 1857. 

Lawyer; Mavor of Nebraska 


*Henry Grafton Chapman 

Banker and Broker. *1883 

*Rufus Choate 

Amherst 1855. *1866 

* Gardiner Hubbard Clarke 

Lawyer. *1860 

John Morton Clinch 

Civil Eng. Bensselaer Polytech- 
nic Institute 1854. 
Manuf. of Chronometers. 

James Thornton Cobb 

Dart. 1855. 

Theodore Edson Colburn 

Harv. 1854 

William Parsons Winchester 


William Roscoe Deane 
Hasket Derby 3 

Amherst 1855, M.D. Harv. 1858 

George Dexter 

Harv. 1855. 

* William Reynolds Dimmock 4 

Williams 1855, A.M., LL.D. 
1872 ; Usher ; Sub - Master ; 
Master ; Lawrence Prof. Greek 
and Trustee Williams; Master 
Adams Academy, Quincy. *1878 

* Alfred Douglass Evans 

Harv 1855. 


Josiah Foster Flagg 

S.B. Harv. 1854. 

^Nathaniel Everett Gage 

M.D. Harv. 1855. *1865 

William Leonard G-age 

Harv. 1853, A.M. 
Minister at Hartford, Conn. 

Edwin Augustus Gibbens 

Harv. 1855, A.M. 
Usher; Teacher. 

*Amory Thompson Gibbs 

Harv. 1854, A.M. *1878 

Fredesyj. TureJl Gray 

Holy Cross, Worcester. 

James Bradstreet Greenough 

Harv. 1856, Assist. Prof. Latin 

George Hughes Hepworth 

Harv. Theol. Sch 1855, S.T.D. 
Rutgers 1880. 

Minister of Church of the IfAita 
and in New York City. 

Henry Lee Higginson 

A.M. Harv. 1882. 

*George Hollingsworth 

Harv. 1857. *1859 

William Frederic Jackson 
Edward Payson Jeffries 

Harv. 1856. 

John Haskell Keep 


George Coffin Little 

Harv. 1856, A.M. 1S62. 

William Mackay 

Harv. 1855. 

George Frederic McLellan 

Harv. 1855. 

William Powell Mason 

Harv. 1856, LL.B. 1861. 


1 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1879-80, p. 89. 

2 Brother of Phillips above, and Frederic, of 1856, Arthur, of 1857, and John Cotton, 
of 1861. 3 Son of E. Haskett Derby, ot our Class of 1819. 

4 See Memorial Volume, privately printed, 1878. 



George Perrin May 

Armorer, A. and H. A. Co. 

* George Granville Mears 

Clerk. *1879 

* Calvin Gates Page 

Harv. 1852, A.M., M.D. 1855. *1869 

Robert Treat Paine 

Harv. 1855, A.M. 

Theodore Dehon Parker 
William Parsons 

Harv. 1856. 
Lumber Dealer. 

* Henry Francis Poor 1 *i859 
Edward Sprague Rand 

Harv. 1855, A.M., LL.B. 1857. 

*Lucius Junius Reed *i853 

William Whiting Richards 

Harv. 1855. 

Benjamin Heber Richardson 


Horace Richardson 

Harv. 1852, A.M., M.D. 1855 

Chandler Robbins 

Merchant (New York) . 

^Chandler Robbins *i873 

Henry Sayles 


*Henry Freeman Smith 

Coll. Holy Cross. 

Edward Alexander Strong 

Amherst 1855, A.M. 

*Albra Wadleigh 

Harv. 1854. *1873 

Henry Walker 

Harv. 1855. 

Lawyer ; Police Commissioner. 

Edwin Adams Ware 
Frederic Charles White 


John Gardner White 

Trinity 1854. 

Charles Justin Willis 

Clerk Assessor's Office. 

William Reed Woodbridge 

Yale 1855, A.M. 


James Blagden Adams 


Charles James Fox Allen 

Yale 1855. 

George Blagden 

Harv. 1856. 
Merchant (New York). 

William Augustus Brewer 

S.B. Harv. 1854. 

Charles Wells Cook 
George Gordon Crocker 

Harv. 1855. 

Edward Augustus Doherty 
Isaac Davenport Fisher 

Rensselaer Polytech. Inst. , 
Prof. U. S. Naval Acad., An- 

Henry Sturgis Grew 


George Wellington Hall 
Jeremiah Alexis Harrington 2 


Russell Bunce Henchman 


Alexander Martin Higgins 
Franklin Hunt 

Sec. York Manuf. Co. 

*Samuel Henry Lunt 3 

Dep. Beg. State Land Office, 
Des Moines, Iowa; Capt. A. 
Q. M. Vol. *1865 

Samuel Ingalls Miles 

i Died 16 Sept. 2 The middle name was omitted in the Catalogue of 1847. 

3 Middle name incorrectly given Ir jails in the Catalogue of 1847. 



Joseph Cutter Pond Ord- 

James Reed 

Harv. 1855, A.M. ; Usher. 
Minis. Swedenborgian Church 

Alphonso Fitch Tilden 


John Boies Tileston 

Harv. 1855, A.M. 
Publisher; Farmer. 

*Enoch Train *1854 

Freeman Andrew Walker 


William Brown Williams 


Robert Charles Winthrop 1 

Harv. 1854, A.M. 1858. 


William Alanson Abbe 

Amherst 1857. 

Charles Francis Adams 2 

Harv. 1856. 

Lawyer ; R.Tt. Commissioner. 

Gardiner Adams 

Civil Engineer. 

*Charles Copley Amory *i872 
William Amory 


Frederic William Beecher 

Williams 1857. 

Minister at Kankakee, 111. 

*William Havard Eliot 

Boyden *1866 

Edward Ingersoll Browne 

Harv. 1855, A.M., LL.B. 1857. 

Charles Wentworth Buck z 

Amherst 1855. 

Minister at Fall Paver, Mass., 

and Portland, Me. 

Jedidiah Herrick Buck, 
afterwards Robert Her- 
rick Buck 3 

Lawyer ; U. S. Com. Col. 

Nathaniel Willis Bumstead 4 

Yale 1855, A.M. ; Usher. 

*Richard Cary 5 *i862 

* Jonathan Chapman 

Harv. 1856, A.M. *1881 

George Bigelow Chase 6 

Harv. 1856, A.M. 
Railroad Treasurer. 

George Warren Copeland 
James Marsh Ellis 

Amherst 1856. 
Lawyer; Farmer. 

Richard Montgomery Field 

Manager of Museum. 

Horace Newton Fisher 

Harv. 1857, LL.B. 1859. 

Charles Percival Gorely 

Harv. 1857, A.M. 1865. 

* Joseph Augustine Hale 

Harv. 1857, A.M. ; Usher. *1867 

John Trull Heard, after- 
wards John Theodore 

M.D. Harv. 1859. 

James Jackson Higginson 

Harv. 1857. 

Henry Harding Holbrook 
John Homans 

Harv. 1858, M.D. 1862. 

*William Russell Lane, af- 
terwards Russell Lane 7 

Merchant; U.S. Coast Survey. *1882 

1 Son of Robert C. of our Class of 1818. See Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1879-80, p. 89. 

2 Son of Charles Francis of our Class of 1818. See Proceedings of Massachusetts His- 
torical Society, 1875-6, p. 1. 3 Brothers. 

* Brother of Freeman J. of our Class of 1841. 

6 Capt. in Second Mass. Regt. Killed in battle of Cedar Mountain. 

6 Brother of Theodore of our Class of 1842. See Proceedings of Massachusetts Histori- 
cal Society, 1876-7, p. 163. t Died in California. 



George Lyman Locke 

Harv. 1859, A.M. 

Arthur Mason 

Berkeley Div. Sch. Conn., A.M. 
Trin. 1862 

Francis Wayland Reynolds 


Horace Holley Smith 
William Stimpson 
Richard Harding Weld 

Harv. 1856. 

Daniel Webster Wilder 

Harv. 1856. 


Robert Gray Bancroft 

LL.B. Harv. 1858. 

* William Pitt Greenwood 

Bar tie tt 

Harv. 1853, A.M. *1865 

Joshua Gardner Beals 

Harv. 1858, A.M. 

f Cyrus Cobb 

J LL.B. Boston Univ. 1873. 

i Darius Cobb 

V^ Artist. 

Benjamin William Crown- 

Harv. 1858, A.M. 

Morris Dorr 


Thomas James Earls 

* Samuel Henry Eells 1 

Harv. 1858. *1864 

*Ozias Goodwin 2 

Harv. 1858. *1878 

William Gray 

Treasurer Manuf. Cos. 

William Payne Hall 
Augustus Allen Hayes 

Harv. 1857, A.M. 1870. 
State Assayer. 

*Hollis Hunnewell 

Harv. 1858. *1884 

Clarence William Jones 

Dealer in Hides and Leather. 

*Charles Greely Loring *i873 
* James Jackson Lowell 3 

Harv. 1858, A.M. *1862 

Benjamin Page 

LL.B. Harv. 1855. 

James Allen Parsons 
Thomas Reed 

Importer (New York) . 

Arthur John Clark Sowdon 

Harv. 1857, A.M., LL.B. 1861. 

*George Whittemore 4 

Harv. 1857. *1862 

William Roscoe Williams 

Bank Teller. 

John Worcester 
Joseph Worcester 



George Samuel Barrett 


* George Howard Beecher 

Wheaton, 111. *1S76 

Walter Favor Bicknell 


*Henry Prentiss Binney 

Clerk. *187S 

1 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, i, p. 414. 

2 Brother of Richard C. of our Class of 1845. 

s Brother of Charles Russell, of our Class of 1844. See Harv. Mem. Biog. i, p. 422. 

4 Inserted on his own authority, he having joined the Association as of this Class. See 
Harvard Memorial Biographies, i. p. 404. 



*George Bradford Chadwick 

Harv. 1858. *1861 

Walter Odell Chamberlain 

Manuf. of Philosophical Instru- 

William Conant Church 

Publisher of Army and Navy 

Thomas H. Clapp 
Jonas Wyeth Coolidge 

Finan. Manager " Hospital Cot- 
tages for Children " (Baldwins- 
ville, Mass.). 

* Walter Curtis *1876 
Howard Malcolm Davis 


Peter Francis Dowling 
George Draper 

Harv. 1859. 

* William Hale Dunning 

Harv. 1858. *1869 

William Redfield Eaton 
William Newhall Eayrs 

Tufts 1857. 

John Herbert Fisher 

S.B. Harv. 1863. 

Charles Harris Frothingham 


William Turner Gale 


James Roby Gregerson 


Frank Seabury Hall 

Cocoa Manufacturer. 

William Kittredge Hall 

Yale 1859, A.M. 1874. 

Frederick Sears Grand 

Harv. 1859, A.M. 

Marcus Morton Hawes 

Harv. 1858. 

Frederick May Holland 

Harv. 1859. 

* Francis Custis Hopkinson 1 

Harv. 1859. A.M., LL.B. 1862. *1863 

William Henry Hoyt 

Bookseller and Publisher. 

Peter Cushman Jones 

Merchant (Honolulu) . 

Edmund Webster Kittredge 


David Leavitt 
Edward Greely Loring 2 

M.D. Harv. 1864. 

Henry Franklin McDonald 
Joseph Crane McKay 


Joseph Waite Merriam 3 

Harv. 1856, A.M., M.D. 1862 

Joseph Waite Merriam 3 

Dealer in Hardware. 

** Charles Francis Mifflin *i85l 
Ellis Loring Motte 

Harv. 1859, LL.B. 1862. 

George L. Newton 
Charles Payson 

Trin. Coll. Camb. Eng. 1861. 
J Charge d'Atf. Denmark, 1881. 

Frank Payson 


Granville Bradstreet Put- 
nam 4 

Amherst 1861. 

^Richard Fletcher Putnam 

Brown 1855. 

*Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurt- 
leff 5 

Harv. 1859, A.M. *1862 

l See Harv. Mem. Biog. ii, p. 21. 2 Brother of Charles G. of our Class of 1849. 

3 Cousins. * Master of Franklin School, Boston. 

6 Capt. of Latin School Company, 12th Regt. Mass. Vols. See Harvard Memorial Biog- 
raphies, ii, p 44. 





Fernando Orville Smith 
Thomas Parker Smith 
^T Thomas Greelv Stevenson 1 

m Merchant. ^^ 

Maj. Gen'l U.S.V. 

* William Brandt Storer 

Harv. 1859. *1884 

Oliver Fairfield Wadsworth 

Harv. 1860, A.M., M.D. 1865. 

*Josiah Newell Willard 

Harv. 1857, M.D. 1860. *1870 


Francis Fllingwood Abbot 

Harv. 1859, Ph.D. 1881. 
Minister at Dover, N. H. ; 

* William Hooper Adams 

Harv. 1860, A.M. 1866. 

Minister at Charleston, S. C. *1880 

Henry Freeman Allen 

Harv. 1860. 

Minister at Amherst, Mass., 

Rector of Church of Messiah. 

Charles Linzee Amory 
Joseph Edward Baker 

* Joseph Tilden Barnard *i884 
Frederic William Batchelder 

Harv. 1860, A.M. 1865. 

Edward Reynolds Blagden 


Edward Boutell Blasland 

Dep. Surveyor U.S. Customs. 

David Augustus Cashman 


Edward Martin Colford 
*Howard Franklin Damon 

Harv. 1858, A.M., M.D. 1861. *1884 

'George Strong Derby 2 

LL.B. Harv. 1861. 


Eugene Frederic Antoine 


* Henry Huggeford Free- 
man *1871 
Charles Perkins Gardiner 
Hersey Bradford Goodwin 

Commission Merchant. 

*Francis Gray *i857 

John Chipman Gray 

Harv. 1859, A.M., LL.B. 1861, 
Story Prof. Law Harv. 

* Edward Hale *i87i 

Franklin Haven 

Harv. 1857, A.M. 

U.S. Assistant Treas. ; Actuary 

N.E. Trust Co. 

David Hyslop Hayden 

Harv. 1859, A.M., M.D. 1863. 

Isaac Hills Hazelton 

M.D. Harv. 1861. 

Samuel Whittemore Hitch- 
Charles Paine Horton 

Harv. 1857. 

*Frank Boylston Howe *i858 
*Sidney Walker Howe 3 *i862 
James Mascarene Hubbard 

Yale 1859. 

Francis Henry Jenks 

Assistant Editor Daily Evening 

Edward Crosby Johnson 

Harv. 1860. 

Joseph Richards Kendall 

Glass Merchant. 

George Brimmer Lombard 4 


* Jacob Hall Lombard 4 *i875 


1 Colonel 24th Peg. Mass. Vols. Killed in battle in the " Wilderness." 

2 Brother of Haskett of our Class of 1846. 3 Killed at battle of Williamsburgh. 
* Cousins. Both Captains of the same Company of the 44th Regt. Mass. Vols. 



* Francis Lodge Mackay 

Merchant. *1858 

* Waldo Merriam 1 *i864 
William B. A. Messenger 

*Elijah Willis Monroe *i855 

Parker 2 

*Henry Woods Parsons *i86i 

Marshall Sears Perry 

* George Browne Perry 

LL.B. Harv. 1861. *1867 

James Schouler 

Harv. 1859. 

*Robert Gay Shedd *i&76 

Stevens 2 

Robert Hooper Stevenson 3 


Francis Henry Swan 

Harv. 1859, A.M. 
Paymaster U.S.N. 

William Willard Swan 

Harv. 1859. 

* George Williams Thacher 4 


Leonard Myer Van Keu- 

John A. Veazie 

George Oberlin Ware 

George Gill Wheelock 5 

Harv. 1860, A.M. 1864, M.D., 
Columb. N.Y. 1864. 

William Henry Whitmore 6 

A.M. Harv. and Williams 1867. 

Robert Willard 

Harv. 1860, M.D. 1864. 


Robert Chamblet Adams 7 
Charles Walter Amory 

Harv. 1863. 

Albert Maurice Bartlett 
George Hayward Bayley 
Samuel Phillips Blagden 8 

Williams 1862, A.M. 
Insurance Broker (New York). 

Thomas Blagden 8 

"^ Amherst 1861, A.M. 
Insurance Broker. 

*Edward Blake *i878 

Francis Everett Blake 9 


Frederic Dana Blake 9 

Colby 1861. 

Minister at Cherryfield, Maine. 

John Lee Bowers 
*Winthrop Perkins Boynton 10 

Harv. 1863. *1864 

William Tufts Brigham 

Harv. 1862, A.M. 

John Lincoln Bullard 

Harv. 1861. 

i Adjutant of 16th Regt. Mass. Vols. 

2 No Christian names are given with these surnames on the School Register. It is prob- 
able that they passed the examination, and were admitted to the School, but never presented 
themselves to take up the studies of the Class. 

3 Brother of Thomas G. of our Class of 1850. Major 24th Regt. Mass. Vols. ; Brig. 
Gen'l U.S.V. 

4 Son of George M. of our Class of 1818. See By-laws of St. Andrew's Royal Arch 
Chapter, edit, of 1866, p. 65. 5 Brother of Henry G. of our Class of 1845. 

« Brother of Charles J. of our Class of 1844. See Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 1862-3, p. 426. 

7 Brother of Rev. William H. of our Class of 1851. 

8 Brothers of George of our Class of 1847, and Edward R. of 1851. 

9 Brothers. 10 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, p. 381. 



* George Burroughs 

West Point, U.S.A. *1870 

*Edward Dyer Chamber- 
*Henry Freyer Chesbrough 

Beloit, Wis., M.D. Push Med. 
Coll. Chicago, Assis't Surgeon, 
U.S.A. *1870 

Isaac Sumter Chesbrough 
Francis John Cicchi, af- 
terwards John Francis 


Clinton Albert Ciiley 


- Eobert Farley Clark 

IK. Broker. 

, Erastus Talbot Colburn 

Dry Goods Merchant. 

James Mason Crafts 

B.S. Harv. 1858 ; Prof. Chem. 
Cornell Univ. 

*Edward Augustus Crownin- 

Harv. 1861, A.M. *1867 

**Samuel Heber Dana *i856 

Edward Jackson Dickin- 

William Wisner Doherty 

Cumb. (Tenn.) Univ. Law Sch. 

Horace Dutton 

Yale 1862. 

Minister at Northboro', Mass. ; 

Dealer in Paper Stock. 

William Everett 1 

Harv. 1859, and Camb. Eng. 
1863, A.M. Harv. and Williams 
1869, and Camb. 1870, LL.B. 
1865, Ph.D. 1875 ; Assis't Prof, 
of Latin, Harv. ; Master Adams 
Academy, Quincy. 

Benjamin Faxon Field 

Sec'y Mercantile Fire and Mar. 
Ins. Co. 

William Channing Gannett 

Harv. 1860, A.M. 
Minister at St. Paul, Minn. 

Wendell Phillips Garrison 

Harv. 1861. 

Daniel Dudley Gilbert 

Harv. 1861, A.M. 

Shepard Devereux Gilbert 

Harv. 1862, A.M. 

Ezra Palmer Gould 

Harv. 1861, A.M. 1868, Prof. 
New Test. Interp. Newton Theo. 

*William Hoskins Guild *i87o 
Henry Harrison Hayden 
Horace John Hayden 

Harv. I860, A.M. 

*Patrick Stanislaus Hig- 
gins *i860 

Francis Lee Higginson 

Harv. 1863. 

Daniel Jefferson Holbrook 

Brown 1863, LL.B. Harv. 1867. 

Joseph Edward Hollis 

Insurance Agent. 

John Prentiss Hopkinson 2 

Harv. 1861, A.M. 

*George Albert Hunnewell 

Clerk. *1876 

Henry Upham Jeffries 

Harv. 1862. 

* Granville Ebenezer John- 
son *1876 
Thomas Murphy Johnston 


David Joseph Kelly 
Charles Parker Kemp 

Harv. 1862, M.D. 1866. 

Arthur Lawrence 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 

Minister at Stockbridge, Mass. 

1 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1875-6, p. 217. 

2 Brother of Francis C. of our Class of 1850. 



John Saxton Lewis 
David Francis Lincoln 

Harv. 1861, A.M., M.D. 1864. 

Benjamin Breckinridge Wis- 
ner Locke 
* Wright Boott Loring 1 *i872 
Amos Lawrence Mason 

Harv. 1863, M.D. 1872. 

*Benjamin Crowninshield 

Harv. 1862. 

Banker. *1880 

*Edward Napoleon Bona- 
parte Moore 2 *i87i 
Samuel Lawrence Moore 2 

M.D. Harv. 1868. 

John Hancock Moriarty 

Ticket Ag't Perm. R.R. 

*Edgar Marshall Newcomb 3 

Harv. 1860. *1862 

Arthur Howard Nichols 

Harv. 1862, M.D. 1866. 

William Nichols 

M.D. Harv. 1862. 

John Simon O'Brien 
*Henry Lyman Patten 4 

Harv. 1858. *1864 

Aubrey Maitland Pendleton 

Minister at Dublin, N.H. 

John Gardner Perry 

M.D. Harv. 1863. 

*Samuel Dunn Phillips 

Harv. 1861. *1862 

George Winslow Pierce 

Harv. 1864, A.M. 
Special Master ; Teacher. 

George Edward Pond 

Harv. 1858, LL.B. 1860. 

James Frederic Porter 
^Wallace Ahira Putnam *i865 
*Benjamin Rand 

LL.B. Harv. 1865. *1869 

Arthur Reed 

Harv. 1862. 
Insurance Broker. 

Joseph Sampson Reed 

Harv. 1862. 

Samuel Payne Reed 

M.D. Univ. Penn. 

Lewis Frederick Rice 

C E. Renssalaer Polyt. Inst. 


Civil Engineer. 

ard Cyrenius Richar 
son 5 

Merchant (Savannah, Ga.). 

Thomas Henry Richard- 

William Henry Prentice 

* James Jones Rutledge *i856 
*George Parker Ryan 6 

Commander, U.S.N. *1877 

Edward William Sanborn 

Harv. 1861, A.M. 

Jeremiah Sanborn 
*Eugene Edward Shelton 7 

Commission Merchant. *1875 

Hiram Smith Shurtleff 8 

Harv. 1861, A.M. 

George Melville Smith 

* Vernon Smith 9 *i865 

1 Son of Edward G. of our Class of 1812, and brother of Charles G. of 1849, and Edw. G. 
of 1850. 2 Brothers. 

8 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, p. 163. 4 See Harv. Mem. Biog. i, p. 443. 

6 Capt. 24th Regt. Mass. Vols. Brother of Benj. Heber of our Class of 1846. 

« Lost in the Huron. 7 Capt. 2d Begt. Mass. Vols. 

8 Brother of Nathaniel B. of our Class of 1850 ; son of Nathaniel B. of our Class of 1822. 

* Died in Andersonville Prison. 


*Charles Henry Snelling 

William Cutler Winslow, 

Dry Goods Merchant. *1862 

afterwards William Cop- 

Henry Baker Snow 

ley Winslow 

Winslow Lewis Souther 

Hamilton 1862. 

Lewis William Tappan 

Harv. 1860. 

James Edward Wright 

Harv. 1861. 

Minister at Montpelier, Vt. 

James Bourne Freeman 

George Brooks Young 5 


Harv. 1860, A.M., LL.B. 1863. 

Harv. 1860. 

Judge Supr. Court of Minne- 

*Alfred Otis Treat 1 


Williams 1863, A.M., M.D. 

Bellevue 1866. 

Missionary to China. *1881 


Alexander Fairfield Wads- 

«L» \^ %^J %mJ » 


*Edward Stanley Abbot 6 *i863 

Harv. 1860, LL.B. 1863. 

*Copley Amory 7 


Williams 1861, A.M. *1879 

Horace Winslow Warren 


Harv. 1863, A.M. 

Francis Eugene Andrews 


Nathan Appleton 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 

John Collins Warren 2 

Harv. 1863, M.D. 1866. 


Charles Bartlett Wells 3 

James Henry Blake 8 



Albert Blodgett Weymouth 

Edward Darley Boit 

Harv. 1863. 

H?,rv. I860, A.M., M.D. Bowd. 


William Ward Carruth 

Charles Sumner White 

LL.B. Harv. 1869. 

* William Greenough White *i862 

Horace Parker Chandler 

Francis Lincoln Whitney 

Harv. 1864, A.M. 

Bookseller ; Real Estate Agent. 

Charles Albert Whittier 

Arthur Hamilton Clark 

Harv. 1860. 

Master Mariner. 

Edward Wigglesworth 

William Tilton Clark 

Harv. 1861, A.M., M.D. 1865. 

Real Estate Broker. 

* Arthur Wilkinson 4 *i860 

*Robert Jackson Cowdin *i86- 

Harv. 1860. 

1 See Durfee's Biographical Annals of Wil 

iams, p. 658. 

2 Grandson of John C. of our Class of 178* 

>, and son of J. Mason, of our Class of 1820. 

3 Son of Charles B. of our Class of 1817. 

4 Died while a member of the Class of 186C 

in Harvard College. 

5 Brother of Edward J. of our Class of 183S 

, and Chas. L. of 1842. 

6 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, p. 


7 See Durfee's Biographical Annals of Wil 

iams, p. 647. 

8 Son of James Hemy, of our Class of 182 

1, and brother of Edward, of 1852. 



Phineas Miller Crane 
*Francis Welch Crownin- 

shield 1 *1866 

Andrew Cutting 


*Reuel William Dean 

Railroad Manager. *1870 

James Burrill Dow 

Railroad Clerk, St. Louis. 

Edward Bangs Drew 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 

Comm. Chinese Civil Service. 

*Horace Sargent Dunn 2 *i86i 
William Wilber Farr 
Samuel Soden Lawrence 

Broker (New York). 

William Wyllys Gannett 


Albert Otis Gibson 
James Francis Goodridge 
*Samuel Shelton Gould 3 *i862 
William Greenough 

Harv. 1863. 

Howard Maleom Hamblin 

LL.B. Harv. 1862. 

James B. Hammond 
*Charles William Heaton 

Harv. 1863, A.M., M.D. 1867. *1869 

*Edward Holman 

Amherst 1861. *1862 

Augustus Spencer Holmes 

Refiner of Petroleum. 

Charles Hunt 4 

Ship Broker. 

Henry Stone Jones 

U.S. Customs Service. 

Edward Hale Kendall 


Hiram Oscar Lamb 
Joseph Moseley Moriarty 5 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 

*Alvin Reed Page *i857 

* Albert Benjamin Poor 
Edmund Putnam 
Henry Munroe Rogers 

Harv. 1862, A.M. 1866, LL.B. 

Albert Cuyp Russell 

Wood Engraver. 

Charles Wilder Ryan 


Horace Elisha Scudder 6 

Williams 1858, A.M. 
Author and Publisher. 

Thomas Sherwin 

Harv. i860. 

Naval Officer U.S. Customs ; 

City Collector. 

George Washington Sim- 

Clothing Dealer. ' 

William Vincent Smith, 
afterwards William 
Smith Carter 4 

Henry Dorr Sullivan 

Treas. Naumkeag Cotton Mills. 

*Henry Swift Tappan *i875 
John Eliot Tappan 

Stock Raiser. 

Henry Tuck 

Harv. 1863, M.D. Harv. 1866. 
Med. Exam. N. Y. Life Ins. Co 

Hampden Waldron 
Edward A. Walker 

1 Capt. Mass. 2d Regt. See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, p. 456. 

2 Capt. Mass. 22d Regt. See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, p. 401. 

2 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, p. 404. 4 Capt. 44th Mass. Vols. 

5 Brother of John II . of our Class of 1852, and grandson of John Hancock of 1780. 
8 Brother of Evarts, of our Class of 1845. See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical 
Society, 1880-81, p. 423 ; also Durfee's Annals of Williams, p. 639. 



Marcellus Walker 

Wholesale Boot and Shoe Man'f. 

George Willis Warren 

Harv. 1860, A.M. 1864. 

William Tucker Washburn 

Harv. 1862, A.M. 

Fred Augustus Wellington 

Wharfmjrer's Clerk (Constitu- 
tion Wharf). 

* Henry Myron Wellington *i873 
Frank Wells 1 

Harv. 1864, A.M., M.D. 1868, 
Master Obstet. Univ. of Vienna, 
Prof. Obstet. Cleveland Med. 

Roger Sherman White 

Yale 1859, A.M., LL.B. 1862. 


Frederick Baylies Allen 

Amherst 1863, A.M. 
Assistant Minister, Trinity. 

John Page Almy 


Charles Mason Bassett 


John William Blackmore 
*John Adams Blanchard 

Harv. 1864, A.M. *1885 

Michael Shepard Bolles 

Banker and Broker. 

Herbert Addison Boynton 

Flour and Produce Dealer. 

*George Brooks 

B.S. Harv. 1861. *1863 

Walter Cushing Bryant 

Weigher and Gauger. 

Horace Bumstead 2 

Yale 1863, A.M., S.T.D. Univ. 
of City of N.Y. 1881 ; Prof, in 
Atlanta Univ. Georgia. 

William Hobbs Chadbourn 

Harv. 1862, A.M. 

Franklin David Child 

Superintendent Hinkley Loco- 
motive Works. 

Edward Coverly 

George Glover Crocker 3 

Harv. 1864, A.M. 
Lawyer; President of Massa- 
chusetts Senate. 

Ebenezer Dale 


William Abraham Dame 


Alexander Doane Damon 


Richard Henry Derby 4 

Harv. 1864, A.M., M.D. 1867. 

Hugh Doherty 5 

Williams 1863, M.D. Harv. 

Alonzo G. Draper 
Gilbert Elliott 
Alford Forbes Fay 
Alexander Newton Fowler 
*Henry Gardner Gardner 

Trin. 1865, A.M. *1873 

* Alfred Greenough 

Harv. 1865. *1884 

Charles Pelham Greenough 6 

Harv. 1864, LL.B. 1869. 

Francis Wilbur Hackett 

Clothing Dealer. 

1 Son of Charles B. of our Class of 1817, and brother of Charles B. of 1852. 

2 Brother of Freeman J. of our Class of 1841, and of N. W. of our Class of 1848. 
s Brother of Uriel H. of our Class of 1844. 

4 Son of E. Hasket, of our Class of 1819. 

5 Brother of William W. of our Class of 1852. See Durfee's Biographical Annals of 
Williams, p. 658. 

6 Son of William W. of our Class of 1828, and brother of William, of our Class of 1853. 



*Charles Willard Hagar 

Harv. 1864, A.M. 1870. *1880 

Frederic Elisha Haskell 
Edward Belknap Haven 1 

Bank Teller. 

Charles Eustis Hubbard 2 

Yale 1862, LL.B. 

James Jackson 

Real Estate Agent. 

Henry Fitch Jenks B 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 
Minister at Fitchburg, Charles- 
ton, S.C., Lawrence, Mass. 

Joseph Sidney Jones 


* James Sherman Kimball 4 *i864 
William Augustus Kimball 6 

Mech. Eng. Instit. ot Technol. ; 
Commission Merchant. 

Arthur Mason Knapp 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 

Usher; Teacher; Sup't Bates 

Hall, Public Library. 

Hugh Lagan 

Alfred Jackson Mayo 

* Arthur Ware Merriam 6 

Harv. 1864, A.M. 1868. 

Banker. *18,'8 

Charles Roswell Messin- 

*Frank Howard Nelson 7 *i862 

*Sumner Paine 8 *1863 

* Arthur Cortlandt Parker 9 *i863 
Scollay Parker 10 

Harv. 1861, M.D. 1866. 

Frank Parsons 


Daniel Rey Porter 
Herbert James Pratt 

Harv. 1863, M.D. 1868. 

Edward Gilbert Robbins 
Edward Blake Robins 11 

Harv. 1864, A.M. 

Henry Augustus Rowell 


Howard Sargent 


Francis Henry Scudder 12 

Clerk U.S. Sub-Treas. 

Henry Blatchford Scud- 
der 12 


Edward Sherwin 13 

Paymaster U.S. Navy; Agent 
Phila. and Reading Coal and 
Iron Co. 

Charles Carroll Soule 

Harv. 1862. 

*Francis Dana Stedman *i868 
Charles Herbert Swan 

S.B. Harv. 1861. 

Frederic C. Sweetser 
George Miles Townsend 

i Brother of Franklin, of our Class of 1848. 

2 Brother of Hemy B. and William C. of our Class of 1844, and James M. of 1851. 

8 Son of John H. of our Class of 1821. See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical So- 
ciety, 1880-81, p. 340. 

4 In service of the Christian Commission. See Memoir by his father ; also Durfee's Bio- 
graphical Annals of Williams, p. 203. 5 Brother of James S. above. 

6 Brother of Waldo, of our Class of 1851. ' Died in battle of Williamsburg, May. 

8 Brother of Chas. J., Wm. C, Robert T., Jr., of our Classes of 1843, 1844 and 1846. See 
Harvard Memoi'ial Biographies, ii, p. 476. 

« Ibid, ii, p. 308. io Brother of Arthur C. above. 

11 Grandson of Jonathan Darby Robins, of our Class of 1766. * 2 Brothers. 

13 Brother of Thomas, of our Class of 1853. 





Charles Russell Treat 1 

Williams 1863, A.M., Goodrich 
Prof, of Physiol, and Vocal and 
Phys. Cult. Williams; Prof. 
Vocal Phys. Boston Univ. Min. 
in Conn, and Biooklyn, N.Y. 

Francis Carlyle Tucker 
* Francis Tucker Washburn 2 

Harv. 1864, A.M. 
Minister at Milton. 

Thomas Waterman 

Harv. 1864, A.M. 1868, M.D. 

*Richard Askey Webb 
Frank Waldo Wildes 

Harv. 1864. 

William Converse Wood 

Harv. 1860, A.M. 1865. 

Francis Greenwood Young 3 

Hotel Keeper. 


^Leonard Case Alden 4 

Harv. 1861. *1863 

Francis Richmond Allen 5 

Amherst 1865. 

Edward Linzee Amory 

U.S. Naval Acad. 
Lieut. U.S. Navy. 

Gilbert Russell Bartlett 
Frederick Francois Baury 

U.S.N., U.S. Customs Service, 
New York. 

George Conway Bent 

Harv. 1866, A.M. 

Thomas King Blaikie 


James Henry Bodge 

Dart. 1865, M.D. Harv. 1867. 

* Jeremiah Wesley Boyden 

Harv. 1861, A.M. *1866 

William Brooks 

Sup't For. Mails, Boston P.O. 

John Patrick Brown 

Harv. 1861. 

Stuart Manwaring Buck 6 

Williams 1864, A.M. 

Charles Greene Bush 7 


Frederic Deblois Bush 7 


Charles Henry Wheel- 
wright Chamberlin, 
afterwards Charles 
Wheelwright Cham- 

Wool Dealer. 

* William Washburn Cut- 

ler *1868 

Henderson Josiah Edwards 

Harv. 1863. 

Charles James Ellis 

Harv. 1865. 

George Henry Fales 

Harv 1864, A.M. 

Frank Ferdinand 

Furniture and Carpet Dealer. 

*Frederic Augustus God- 
bold 8 *1864 

i Brother of John T. P. of our Class of 1844, and Alfred O. of 1852. See Durfee's Biog. 
Annals of Williams, p. 159. 2 Brother of William T. of our Class of 1853. 

3 Son of Alexander, of our Class of 1812, and brother of Edward J., Charles L., George 
B. of our Classes of 1839, 1842 and 1852, and Benj. L. of our Class of 1858. 

4 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, p. 221. 

5 Brother of Frederick B. of our Class of 1854. 

6 See Durfee's Biographical Annals of Williams, p. 659. 

7 Brothers. 8 <j . K, 29th Mass. Died at Andersonville, June 24. 



George Augustus Goddard 

Harv. 1865, A.M. 1872, LL.B. 

Granville Llewellyn Gove 
Ephraim Abbot Hall 
James Morris Whiton Hall 

Lumber Dealer. 

William Hedge 

Harv. 1862, A.M., LL.B. 1866. 

Franklin Theodore Howe 

Edward Stanton Hunting- 

Dermot Warburton Keegan 

Harv. 1862, A.M. 

William Henry Lathrop 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 1871, M.D. 
Penn. 1865. 

Physician at State Alms House, 
Tewksbury, Mass. 

Manoah Meade Living- 
Charles Parker Lombard 1 

S.T.B. Harv. 1878. 

Minister at Ellsworth, Me., and 

Athol, Mass. 

Ephraim Lombard 1 


Samuel Kirkland Lothrop 


Benjamin Owen Low 

U.S. Navy. 

John McMahon 

LL.B. Harv. 1861. 

*Charles Benjamin Meriam *i862 
George Harrison Mifflin 2 

Harv. 1865. 

Printer and Publisher. 

Ferdinand Gorges Mor- 
rill, afterwards Ferdi- 
nand Gordon Morrill 

M.D. Harv. 1869. 

Abner L. Morse 

Albert Field Morse 
Henry Jones Newman 

Wholesale Spice Dealer (Chi- 

Lyman Nichols 
Robert Swain Peabody 

Harv 1866, A.M. 

George Frederic Poor 
Charles Pickering Putnam 

Harv. 1865, M.D. 1869. 

Thomas Cole Raymond 

Grain Merchant. 

Thomas Phillips Rich 
John Ritchie 

Harv. 1861. 

*Eugene Patterson Robbins 

M.D. Harv. 1863. *1863 

Edward Channing Salt- 
*Henry Sanford Shelton 3 

Capt. of Volunteers; Mining 
Engineer. *1883 

*Robert Gould Shaw Shelton 3 

Clerk, Importer, Shoe Manuf., 
Real Estate and Engineering. *1874 

George Samuel Tomlinson 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 

Patrick W. Torry 
* Alexander Vinton 

Broker. *1881 

John Tucker Ward 

Harv. 1864. 

William Leffingwell Ward 
Samuel Bradley Weld 
George Derby Welles 

Harv. 1866. 

Frank Wildes 

Naval Acad. 

Lieut. Comm. U.S. Navy ; Ins. 

of Ordnance, West Point. 

1 Brothers of Jacob H. of our Class of 1849. 

2 Brother of Chas. of our Class of 1850, and Benj. C. of 1852. 

s Brothers. 



*Edward Tuckerman Wil- 

Harv. 1866, A.M. *1873 

John Brooks Young 

Commission Merchant. 


John Ware Atkins 
*George Gevathmey Bacon *i877 
Clarence Horton Bell 
Thomas Wetmore Bishop 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 
Minister at Jamaica Plain, Wil- 
braham, Newtonville, Registrar 
Boston Univ. 

William Blaikie 

Harv. 1866, LL.B. 1868. 

Thomas Blanchard 
Robert McLaren Bockns 

Clerk U. S. Customs. 

Charles Brooks Brigham . 

Harv. 1866, A.M., 1870, M.D 

* Frederick Brooks 

Harv. 1863, A.M. *1874 

Minister at Cleveland, O. 

George H. Bundy 

Thomas Lincoln Chadbourne 

Harv. 1862. 

Lucius Dexter Chapin 
Buf us Wheelwright Clark 1 

"Williams 1865, 
Minister at Detroit. 

James Blanchard Con- 

Frederic Crowninshield 2 

Harv. 1866. 

*William Hales Dale *i872 

Evan Davis 
* Arthur Dehon 3 *i862 

Edward Brown Dickinson 

Lawyer ; Law Reporter. 

Theodore Ellis 4 

Harv. 1867. 

William Rogers Ellis 4 

Harv. 1867, A.M. 

Arthur Franklin Ewell 


Edward Nicoll Fenno 

Harv. 1866, A.M. 

*FredericWilmot Gardner 6 *i879 
Francis Calley Gray 

Harv. 1866, A.M. 

Adolphus Williamson Green 

Harv. 1863. 

Eugene Douglass Greenleaf 

Harv. 1866, A.M. 

Ammi Ruhamah Hahn 

Dart. 1865, M.D. Harv. 1869. 

Charles Wellington Har- 
ris i 
John Tyler Hassam 6 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 

George Henry Hathaway 7 

Lecture Agent. 

Edward Henshaw 8 

Boot and Shoe Manuf. Goods. 

*Isaac Means Henshaw 8 

Lawyer. *1878 

William Carlton Ireland 

Safe Manufacturer. 

1 See Kappa Alpha in Williams, p. 232. 

2 Brother of Edward A. and Francis W. of our Classes of 1852 and 1853. 

3 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, p. 233. * Cousins. 

5 Brother of Henry G. G. of our Class of 1854. 

6 See Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1881-2, p. 102. 

7 A member of Co. E, 24th Mass, Vols. He says, " I believe I was the only scholar who 
graduated a soldier, for I had a furlough till my school term expired." 8 Brothers. 



* George Jotham Johnson 

Harv. 1865. *1885 

Lawrence Keany 
*Charles Hamilton Mann 

Dart. 1867, LL.B. Harv. 1869. *1877 

George Hayward Millerd 
William Andrews Mori- 
*Thomas Currier Mullin 
Thomas Nelson 

Harv. 1866, A.M. 

William Nichols 

Harv. 1863. 

Lawyer ; Supervisor of Schools ; 


Theodore Nickerson 


Charles Harris Phelps 1 

Harv. 1868, A.M., LL.B. Alb. 

Dudley Mark Phelps 

Dep. Coll. U.S. Customs (N.Y.). 

Calvin Brooks Prescott 


James Rogers Rich 

Harv. 1870. 

* George Rolfe 2 1865 
Henry Rolfe 2 

Harv. 1866. 

Stock Broker, Virginia City, Nev. 

John Turner Sargent 3 
William Story Sargent 3 

Clerk U. S. Sub-Treas. 

Charles Frederick Power 

James Henry Standish 


Lemuel Stanwood 

Cotton Merchant. 

Moorfield Storey 

Harv. 1866, A.M. 

Charles Sturtevant 

M.D. Harv. 1862. 

John Prince Larkin Thorn- 
dike, afterwards John 
Larkin Thorndike 

Harv. 1866, LL.B. 1868. 

Alfred Clarence Vinton 

Harv. 1866, A.M. 

*Charles Frederic Warren *i865 
*Charles Myron Winslow, 
afterwards Kenelm Wins- 
low 4 *1867 


Willard Spencer Allen 

Clerk Munic. Court, E. Boston 

Francis Amory 

Samuel Tranuph Apollo- 

Robert Gale Armstrong 
Frank Leslie Bailey 


John Solomon Barron 
George Tyler Bigelow 
George Alfred Blackmore 
*Horace Ambrose Brabiner *i86i 
Albert Henry Bradish 

Chicago Paper Union. 

Samuel Bradstreet 

Stock Broker. 

Arthur Brooks** 

Harv. 1867, A.M. 
Rector of the Church of the In- 
carnation, New York. 

l Son of Hon. Charles A. of our Class of 1832. 2 Brothers. 

3 Sons of John T. of our Class of 1818. 4 Brother of William C. of our Class of 1852. 
5 Brother of William G. and Phillips, of our Class of 1846, George of 1854, and Frederick 

of 1856. 



John Stephenson Bugbee 
*Richard Cobb Chace *i87- 
Ellery Channing Coolidge 

Clerk N.E. Life Ins. Co. 

* William D wight Crane 1 

Harv. 1863. *1864 

Edgar Corrie Curtis 

Harv. 1869. 

George Henry Dadd 
Charles Frederick Dean 
Nelson Lloyd Derby 2 

Harv. 1867. 

Trueman Cross Dexter 

Broker, San Francisco, CaJ. 

Joseph Holbrook Dyer 

Insurance Agent. 

John Loring Eldridge 

Harv. 1864, A.M., LL.B.1866. 

Edward Clarke Ellis 

Harv. 1868, A.M. 1872. 

Walter Norris Evans 

Sec. Chicago City Railway Co. 

* William Allen Arthur 

Foltz *1865 

* James Taylor Fox, after- 

wards James Valentine 

Instit. of Technol. 

Architect. *1882 

*Samuel Quarles French 

Harv. 1866. *1872 

James Frederick Hawley 

Banking Clerk. 

Joseph Rockwood Hoar 

William Nassau Irwin 

Charles Lawrence Kim- 

George Albert Krogman 

Commission Merchant. 

Robert Means Lawrence 

M.D. Harv. 1873. 

Charles Wilkins Little 

Lawyer, N.Y. 

Thacher Loring 
George Gray Lyman 
Charles Birney Mann 
Edwin Colman Newell 

Amateur Farmer, Brookfield, 

♦William David O'Connell 

Harv. 1867. *1868 

John Henry Oviatt 

Reporter, Montpelier, Vt. 

♦Edward Champion Pease *i860 
Thomas Bellows Peck 

Harv. 1863, A.M. 

Edward Charles Pickering 

S.B. Harv. 1865. 

Prof. Instit. Technol. ; Director 

of Observatoiy, Cambridge. 

James Jackson Putnam 

Harv. 1866, M.D. 1870. 

Robert Redington 
Edward Renouf 

Student of Chemistry. 

George Edward Richards 

Harv. 1867. 

William Beaman Roger- 

Charles Parkman Shelton 3 

Dry Goods Clerk ; Importer. 

William Brett Smithett 
Henry Harrison Sprague 

Harv. 1864, A.M. 

William Brunswick Curry 


Charles Edward Stratton 

Harv. 1866, A.M., LL.B. 1868. 

George Smith Blake Sullivan 


1 Killed at Honey Hill, So. Car. See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, p. 393. 

2 Son of E. Haskett of our Class of 1819. 

s Brother of Eugene E. of our Class of 1852, Henry S. and Robert G.of our Class of 1855. 



Frank Henry Thomas 

Bookseller, St. Louis. 

William Perkins Tyler 

Iron Merchant. 

Arthur Clarence Walworth 

Yale 1866, A.M. 

Wilhelm Christian Eber- 
hard Claudius Wasser- 

Andrew Garish Webster 1 

Leather Dealer. 

Augustus Floid Webster 1 
*Frederic Hedge Webster *i865 
William Whitmarsh 
Henry Francis Whitney 
Alexander Hamilton Wright 

Yale 1863, LL.B. 

Frederic Hazeltine Young 

Musician; Organist. 


James Barr Ames 

Harv. 1868, A.M., LL.B. 1872. 
Professor Harvard Law School. 

*Stephen Ball *1871 

Frederic Alley ne Beck 

Cotton Commission Merchant. 

James Arthur Beebe 

Harv. 1869. 

Joseph Bennett 


Ernst William Brenner 
Frederic Brooks 

Harv. 1868. 
Civil Engineer. 

Charles Guild Bullard 

Rice Importer. 

James Russell Carre*t 

Harv. 1867, A.M. 1871. 

*Benjamin Hobart Carter 2 *i863 
John Wilkins Carter 2 

Manuf. of Ink. 

Patrick Leo Cassidy 
Charles H. Chase 
Matthew Rismondo Clark 
Edward Hutchins Cutler 

Wholesale Druggist, St. Paul, 

^Henderson Inches Dehon 3 *i867 
* George Artemas Dickin- 
son 4 *1874 
*Charles Dinsmore 5 *i860 

Edward Folsom Dinsmore 6 

James Hale Dodge 

City Auditor. 

William James Donovan 
Edward Louis Hackett 
Drake 6 

Frank George Eastman 
Drake 6 


George William Eaton 
George Boole Emmons 

William De Yough Field? 


Charles Henry Fitch 
William Sumner Flagg 
James Joseph Flanagan 

St. Charles, Md. 

Jacob Francis Foltz 8 

D.D.S. Bost. Dent. Coll. 
Dentist at Denver, Col. 

Frederick Gray Frothingham 

Dry Goods Commission. 

l Brothers. 2 Brothers. a Brother of Arthur of our Class of 1856. 

4 Brother of Edw. D. of our Class of 1857. 6 Brothers. « Brothers. 

7 Brother of Benjamin F. of our Class of 1853. 

8 Brother of Wm. A. A. F. of our Class of 1857. 

* Harris Gray *1863 

Medical Student. 

Malcolm Scollay Greenough 

Harv. 1868. 

Gen'l Manager Gas Co. 

*Seymour St. Clair Torien- 
ter Hale 
Frederic Carl Hamilton 

Woolen Business. 

Frederic Morton Harris 
Frederic William Hathaway 1 

Eedpath Lyceum Bureau, 


Henry Gordon Hawes 


*Henry Linsley Hobart 

Book-keeper. *1873 

*William Hammatt Hodges 

M.D. Harv. 1871. *1872 

*William Homer 

Harv. 1867. *1881 

Christopher Herbert Howe 
Richard Daniel Irwin 
James Edgar Jenkins 
Sylvester Allen Jones 

Printer ; Farmer, California. 

Vincent Elijah Keegan 2 

M.D. Harv. 1865. 

Charles Kreissman 
*Charles Albert Ladd *i860 

Charles Seymour Lewis 
*Frederic Wadsworth Loring 

Harv. 1870. 

James De Wolf Lovett 


Francis Henry Manning 

Wool Merchant. 


Augustus Franche Mason 

A.M. Mad. Univ. 1875. 
Pastor Calv. Baptist Church, 
Washington, D.C. 

Theodore Aloysius Metcalf 

Am. Coll., Rome. 

Chancellor of Arch-Diocese of 


George Andrews Moriarty 


Roland Bunker Morris 
Thomas Motley 
Martin Adams Munroe 

Clerk, U.S. Customs. 

James Byron Nason 
Marshall Perry Newman 


Edward George Nowell 
William King Orcutt 


George Edward Otis 


Charles Dana Palmer 

Harv. 1868, A.M. 

George Pearson 

Harv. 1870. 

Edward Wright Perry 
Edward Pfaff 
Henry Judkins Poole 
John Taber Pratt 
*Samuel Somes Preston 

Harv. 1868. *1872 

Thomas Cole Raymond 3 

Grain Merchant. 

Frederic Frank Read, 
afterwards Frederick 
French Read 4 

William Read 4 

Frank Munroe Rice 

1 Brother of Geo. of our Class of 1857. 

2 Brother of Dermot W. of our Class of 1855. 

3 Does not appear on the School Register, but is printed in Annual Catalogue for 1855. 

4 Brothers. 



Richard Henry Salter 

Architect ; Planter in Georgia. 

John White Sanger 

Harv. 1870. 

Lewis Charles Seymour 
George Doane Shattuck 


Benjamin Homer Shelton 1 


Joseph Shelton 1 

U.S.A. ; Dry Goods Merchant. 

Henry Stackpole 2 


William. Stackpole 2 

Harv. 1863. 

Francis Manning Stanwood 

Note Broker. 

Seriah D. Stevens 

* Charles Bradley S tough- 


Henry Marshall Tate 


Charles Bates Tower 
James Dennie Tracy 
Samuel Henderson Virgin 

Minister at Somerville, and in 
Harlem, N.Y. 

Charles Alfred Welch 3 

Commisson Merchant. 

John De Witt Whitte- 

Albert Henry Wilkins 
Samuel May Williams 4 

Clerk (Houston, Texas). 

* Abbott Pomroy Wingate 5 *i865 

* William Tobey Wingate 5 *i865 

Benjamin Loring Young 6 



Edward Sullivan Averill 
Charles Fullerton Bacon 


George Baker 

Francis Homes Barnard 7 

Book-keeper ; B. B. Agent. 

Clement Bates 
Thomas Prince Beal 

Harv. 1889, A.M. 

Vice Pres. Sec. National B'k. 

Frank Rogers Benedict 
Theodore Wilbur Bennett 

Commission Merchant. 

Joseph Smith Bigelow 

Harv. 1869, A.M. 

Edward Bowditch 

Harv. 1869. 

George Bilby Brewster 


Edward Austin Brigham 

Cotton Mill Engineer. 

Edward Burgess 

Harv. 1871. 

Assist. Prof. Museum Comp. Zool. 

James Richard Carter 8 

Wholesale Paper Dealer. 

Parker Cleaveland Chandler 9 

Williams 1872, A.M. 

W r illiam Augustus Coburn 

Insurance Clerk. 

i Brothers of Eugene E. of our Class of 1852, and Henry S. of 1855. 2 Brothers. 

3 Son of Charles A. of our class of 1823. 

4 Was in Confederate Army. 5 Brothers. 

6 Brother of Edward J. of our Class of 1839, Chas. L. of 1842, George B. of 1852, and 
Francis of 1854. 

7 Son of Bev. Chas. F. of our Class of 1820. 

8 Appears on the list of School as Cutler. 9 Brother of Horace P. of our Class of 1853. 



Albert Cyrus Cole 
John Washburn Collins 
Albert Harrison Conant 

Bank Clerk. 

**Thomas Denny Demond 


Orlando Witherspoon Doe 

Harv. 1865, M.D. 1869. 

Francis Aloysius Doherty 
Jesse Murton Durell 

Boston Univ., 1873. 

Ignatius Patrick Egan 

Holy Cross. 

James Steele English 

Harv. 1867. 

Albert Henry Farnum 


Albert Alonzo Ferrin 

Donald McLeod Frothing- 
ham 1 

*Samuel Frothingham 1 *i86i 

Alfred William Geist 

Yale Scientif. Sch. 
Reduction Works, Colorado 

Matthew Harhins 

St. Edmund's Benedictine Coll. 
Douai, France, 1864. 
Minister at Arlington, Mass. 

William Edward Healy 

LL.B. Harv. 1866. 

Charles Frederick Heinzen 

Lithographer; (Swiss Fed. Po- 
lyt. School, Zurich.) 

William Heywood 
*Artemas Rogers Holden 

Harv. 1866, LL.B. 1869. *1884 

George Gilman Hough 
William Swift Howard 


Henry Marion Howe 

Harv. 1869, A.M. 

Charles Everett Hunt 

Leather Dealer. 

John Cotton Jackson 

Harv. 1867. 

Horatio Williston Knight 

Merchant (N.Y. City). 

James Edward Lakeman 

Real Estate Agent. 

George Emery Littlefield 

Harv. 1866. 

Charles Wing Loring 

Steamer Transport'n Business. 

Wallace Williams Lovejoy 

Kenyon 1868, M.D. Harv. 1872. 

Adolphus Gustavus McVey 

Holy Cross 186-. 

Adj. Gen'ls Office, State House. 

*Martin Milmore 

Sculptor. *1883 

John Ames Mitchell 

Draughtsman and Artist. 

Henry Grafton Monks 

Harv. 1867. 

Benjamin Charles Moore 


* William Oxnard Moseley 2 

Harv. 1869, M.D. 1878. *1879 

*Abel Bradley Munroe 

U.S.N. ; Apothecary ; Constable 

of Superior Court. *1885 

Willard Atherton Nichols 

S.B. Harv. 1865. 

*John Albert Nickerson 

Brown 1867, LL.B. Harv. 1869*1874 

Albert Colton Noteware 
Joseph Wilberforce Parker 


Charles Henry Pattee 

Lawyer and Editor. 

Eliphalet Pearson 

* James Adams Perkins *iS74 
Henry Kirk Phinney 
Fenelon B. Rice 

George Staples Rice 

S.B. Harv. 1870. 
Civil Engineer. 

i Brothers. 

2 Killed by an accident on the Matterhorn. 



William Munroe Rice 


Edward Thresher Sharp 
Manly Hardy Sherburne 

Boot and Shoe Dealer, (Denison, 

Winthrop Leeds Slater 
*George Homer Smith 

Harv. 1865, LL.B. Boston Univ. 
1875. *1867 

Newmarch Prescott Smith 
Emery Francis Souther 

Dealer in Plumbers' Supplies. 

*Philip Rowell Southwick *i864 
Norman Curtis Stevens 
Henry Fontrill Thompson 
George Francis Thorndike 1 

Inst, of Technol. 

Benjamin Lowell Merrill 

Harv. 1869, A.M. 

John Trowbridge 

S.B. Harv. 1865, S.D. 1873, As't 
Prof. Physics, Harv. 

*Thomas Ellinwood Upham 

Harv. 1868. *1884 

Stanley Perkins Warren 

Yale 1869, M.D. 1874. 

*James Phineas Whitney 

Harv. 1869. 

Charles Edward Wiggin 

Clerk (Crockery Ware). 

Charles Frederic Wise 

Dealer in Paints and Oils. 


Edelbert Polaski Adams 

Bank Clerk. 

Edward Baldwin 


Rogers Lewis Barstow 

Clerk Five Cents Savings B'k. 

*Alphonse Beecher Batter- 
man * 1867 

Arthur Gardner Bennett 

Williams 1869. 

Henry Marshall Bigelow 

Wholesale Dealer Hides and 

* George William Birch 

Clerk Est. Isaac Rich *1878 

* Orison Virginius Blackmar 

Ass't Sup't Woolen Mill. *1872 

William Payne Blake 2 

Harv. 1866. 

Joseph Aster Broad 
Samuel Cabot 3 

Instit. of Technol. 
Civil Engineer. 

Alexander Bowles Campbell 


George Carroll 
Edward Henry Clark 

Harv. 1866. 

John Hoffman Collamore 
Charles Fox Cruft 

Gen. Tick. Ag't St. Paul and 
Duluth B.R. 

*Henry Ferrell Davis 
*Frank Benson Dyer 4 

LL.B. Harv. 1867. 

William Lyman Ellison 
Ferdinand Emerson 

Boot and Shoe Salesman. 

*Manton Everett 5 
Edwin Ernest Forrest 


Robert Frothingham 6 

Miner, (Del Norte, Colorado.) 




i Brother of John L. of our Class of 1856, and son of John H. of 1822. 
2 Son of Edward of our Class of 1815. 8 Son of Samuel of our Class of 1826. 

4 Died 8 May. 6 Co. K, 38th Mass. Killed at Battle of B Island, Louisiana, April 16. 
6 Brother of Samuel and Donald M. of our Class of 1859. 



Samuel Shober Gray 1 

Instit. of Technol. 

Franklin Lewis Greenleaf 

Merchant (Minneapolis). 

Albert Ellis Harding 

Wool Merchant. 

Francis Augustine Harris 

Harv. 1866, M.D. 1872. 
Usher ; Medical Examiner, Suf- 
folk County. 

Albert Carroll Harwood 2 
Edward Everett Har- 
wood 2 
Edward Hastings 
* Joseph Healy 

Harv. 1870, LL.B. Harv. 1872. 
Secretary and Treasurer Latin 
School Association. *1880 

Samuel Parker Hinckley 

Harv. 1871. 

William Moseley Hinman 

Sec'y Mystic Rubber Co. 

Raymond Fletcher Hoi way 

Harv. 1870, S.T.B. Boston Univ. 

Osborn Howes 

Insurance Agent. 

James Clark Jordan 

Harv. 1870. 

Charles Taylor Lovering 3 

Harv. 1868, LL.B. 1870. 

Michael Joseph Maroney 
Charles Lincoln Mayo 


Albert E. McLean 
Josiah Green Munro 

Powder Manufacturer. 

Charles Munroe 

Harv. 1870. 

Franklin Shaw Nicholson 


* Joseph Paul Thomas O'Kane 

Ass't Clerk Common Council. *1 

Francis Greenwood Par- 

Thomas Payson 

Charles William Plimp- 

Theodore Henry Prentice 

Dealer in Shoe Manufacturers' 

John Amory Lowell Put- 
nam, afterwards John 
Amory Putnam 

Harv. 1868. 

William Cabell Rives 

B.A. Corpus Christi, Oxford, 
1874, M.D. Univ. of N.Y. 1877. 

Francis Cutter Rumery 

Pattern Maker. 

*Cabot Jackson Russel 4 *i863 
Frank Webster Russell 
Russell Sawyer 
John Schouler 5 

Naval Acad. 
Lieut. Com. U.S.N. 

Marshall Paddock Stafford 

Harv. 1866. 

Charles Stanwood 
Henry M. Stowell 
Charles Herbert Swan 

Harv. 1870. 

Edward Turner Trofitter 


Lewis Raymond Tucker 

Clerk Suffolk Savings Bank. 

John Calvin Warren 

Music Teacher. 

1 Son of Francis H. of our Class of 1822, and brother of Francis C. of our Class of 1856. 

2 Brothers. 3 Son of Joseph Si of our Class of 1820. 

4 See Harvard Memorial Biographies, ii, p. 481. 

5 Brother of James of our Class of 1851. 



James Edward Watson 


Arthur Mellen Welling- 
Julius Dominique Werner 

M.D. Harv. 1871. 

Herbert Warren Wesson 


* George Alfred Whitney- 
Amateur Sculptor. *1870 

Gelston Whittemore 

William Scollay Whitwell 

Harv. 1869, M.D. 1874. 

Charles Herbert Williams 

Harv. 1871, M.D. 1874, A.M. 

Samuel Appleton Browne 

Harv. 1866. 

Charles Ellery Avery- 
James Bourne Ayer 

Harv. 1869, A.M., M.D. 1873. 

Oliver Hubbard Badger 
Amos Prescott Baker 

Harv. 1867, A.M. 1871. 
Real Estate Agent. 

Charles Inman Barnard 


Francis Basse tt 

Harv. 1871. 

Albert Smith Bigelow 

Clerk Copper Smelting and 
Mining Co. 

Edward Dehon Blake 1 

Insurance Agent. 

Edwin Howland Blashfield 

Artist (Paris). 

* Albert Edward Bolkcom 

Clerk. *1878 

Walter Lincoln Bouve 

Instit. of Technol. 
LL.B. Harv. 1879. 

John Cotton Brooks 2 

Harv. 1872. 

Minister at Springfield. 

Augustus Warner Burrill 
Samuel James Byrne 

Reporter Boston Herald. 

Charles Boomedge Cald- 
William Harris Chipman 

Carpet Dealer. 

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke 

S.B. Harv. 1867. 

Samuel Washington Clifford 

Trinity 1868. 

Cornelius Ambrose Coleman 

Sec. Hamilton Woolen Co. 

Edwin Eaton Copeland 
Charles Vose Cox 


Edward Barrows Crane 3 

Chem. Metal, and Min. Eng. 

Pens. Polyt Instit. 

Teacher of Articulation to Deaf 


Arthur Milton Currier 
Alfred Stackpole Dabney 4 

Harv. 1871. 

Frederic Dabney 4 

Harv. 1866. 

Eugene Clinton Davis 


George Frederick Degen 
Frank Henry Dow 


William Gilson Farlow 

Harv. 1866, A.M., M.D. 1870. 
Ass't Prof, of Botany, Harv. 

Peter Edward Fay 

l Brother of William P. of our Class of 1860. 

8 Principal 'i)f an Institution in Greenoch, Scotland. 

2 See Note 5, p. 211. 
4 Brothers. 



Francis Theophilus Fer- 
William Nichols Field 


* William Fletcher *i877 
Ludolph George Fogg 

John Melvin Ford 

* Arthur Louis Foster 1 

Williams 1870, A.M. 
Medical Student. 


*Russell Burroughs Foster 1 

Williams 1869. 

Lawyer. *18S3 

William Gallagher 

Harv. 1869, A.M. 

Michael Bernard Godfrey 
Edward Cutts Gould 

Williams 1870, A.M. 

Peter Ross Guthrie 
George Jewett Hackett 

Hotel Clerk. 

Darius Miller Harris 

Law Student. 

Eugene Healy 
Edward Warren Henck 


William Horan 
William Henry Keating 

Lumber Dealer. 

William Davis Kelly 
Edward Beecher Kimball 
Francis Tappan Kimball 2 

Commercial Agent. 

Alvah Augustus Knowles 

B..K,. Agent. 

Horatio Appleton Lamb 

Harv. 1871. 

George William Latimer 
**Osgood Chase Leeds 

Alden Porter Loring 

Harv. 1869. 

Richard Freeman Loring 

Household Decorative Artist. 

George Hinckley Lyman 

Harv. 1873, LL.B. 1877. 

Dennis William Mahoney 
*Sewell Rollins Mann 3 

Dealer in Paints and Oils. *1883 

Charles Wyzeman Mar- 

* Jeremiah Joseph McCarthy 

M.D. Harv. 1870. *1883 

Frank Merriam 4 

Harv. 1871. 

William Henry Milliken 
Josiah Monroe 

Bank Teller. 

George Lyman Morse 

Woolen Jobber. 

Edward Whitman Mor- 
ton 5 

William James Morton 5 

Harv. 1867, M.D. 1872. 

Paul Fortunatus Munde 

M.D. Harv. 1866. 

William Nelson Murdoch 
James Henry Noble 


Constantine Ambrose O' 
Donnell 6 

John James O'Donnell 6 

Edward Louis Osgood 


George Henry Pearl 

Leather Dealer. 

Stephen Jarvis Perkins 
Thomas Addis Emmett 

Holy Cross. 

1 Brothers. 2 Brother of Wm. A. and Jas. S. of our Class of 1854. 3 Died 11 Mar. 

4 Brother of Waldo and Arthur W. of our Classes of 1851 and 1854. 

5 Brothers. I 6 Brothers. 



John Bernard Reardon 
John Hamilton Rice 

Paper Dealer. 

Charles Theodore Robarts 
Francis "Walcott Robinson 1 

Harv. 1870. 

Herbert Lloyd Robinson 1 

Dry Goods Dealer. 

Otis Granville Robinson 1 

Harv. 1870. 

Dry Goods Dealer. 

Charles Wister Ruschen- 

U S. Naval Academy. 

William Thompson Sanger 

Harv. 1871. 

John Rogers Wentworth 

Importer and Jobber of Tea. 

Frederic Cheever Shattuck 

Harv. 1868, A.M. 1872, M.D. 

George Henry Silva 
Aaron Nichols Skinner 
Frederick Skinner 
^Frederic Warren Slade 

Manufacturer. *1880 

Francis Coolidge Stanwood 2 

Cotton Merchant. 

Charles Stearns 
Henry Rust Stedman 

M.D. Harv. 1875. 

Walter Rockwood Stedman 

Stock Broker. 

Uriah Thomas Stone 
Thomas Russell Sullivan 

Cashier Union Safe Deposit 

William Payson Tilton 

Charles Edwin Tucker 

Clerk City Collector's Office. 

Hamilton McKown Twombly 3 

Harv. 1871. 

Supt. Grain Elevators, N.Y.C. 


*Walter Underwood *i875 

George Allen Wadleigh 
James Warren 

Clerk N.Y. Mut. Life Ins. Co. 

*Ashburton Webster 4 *i879 
William Howe Welch 

Newspaper Publisher. 

* George Doane Wells 5 *i863 
George Washington Wes- 

George Byron Wheaton 


Francis Blaisdell Wilder 6 

Williams 1870, M.D. Harv. 

Reuel Williams 
Cecil Porter Wilson 

D.M.D. Harv. 1872. 

Wendell Phillips Wright 
William Cutter Wyman 

Merchant (Iowa). 


**Henry Lodge Alger *i864 
Theodore Atkinson 

Clerk Boston Sewer Yard. 

Frank Ormonde Baker 

Sec. Rogers Upright Piano Co. 

George Joel Bingham 
Edward Vanderhoof Bird 

Wholesale Druggist. 

1 Brothers. 2 Brother of Lemuel of our Class of 1856. 

3 Brother of Alexander S. of our Class of 1844. 

4 Son of D. Fletcher of our Class of 1824. 

5 Brother of Chas. B. and Frank of our Classes of 1852 and 1853. 

6 See Kappa! Alpha in Williams, p. 251. 




*Frank Whitney Blake 

Yale 1872. *1875 

Charles Edwin Stephen 


Thomas Swain Brigham 

Cattle Trader (Colorado). 

William Legate Brown 
George Richardson Bullard 


Arthur Tracy Jackson Cabot 

Harv. 1872, A.M. 1878, M.D. 

Edward Warner Cady 

Yale 1872, LL.B. Columb. 1874. 

Mellen Augustus Caldwell 


John Bernard Cashman 
George Downes Cobb 
Henry Luprelet Daggett 

Wholesale Shoe Dealer. 

Herbert Choate Darling 
Curtis D wight De Lancey 1 
Randolph Payson De Lan- 
cey 1 
William Dudley Draper 
Edwin Manton Fales 
George Murray Felch 
Henry Sibley Foster 


James Goldthwaite Free- 
man 2 

Peal Estate Broker. 

Samuel William French. 

Harv. 1873, M.D. 1878. 

Thomas Jamieson Frizzell 

Music Teacher. 

William Howard Gardiner 
Edwin Peabody Gerry 

Dart. 1869, A.M., M.D. Harv. 

George Alonzo Gibson 

Harv. 1872, LL.B. Boston Univ. 


William Patrick Gorman 

Steam Fitter. 

Edward Gray 

Harv. 1872. 

Thomas Williams Grover 

Yale 1874, LL.B. Columbia 

Thomas Guthrie 
Chandler Prince Hall 
Francis Henry Hall, after- 
wards Francis Rockwood 

Harv. 1872. 

Henry Walker Hammond 
George Bacon Harris 
Arthur Edward Hartnett 

M.D. Harv. 1873. 

Otis Erastus Haven 
Frank Alden Hill 
Edward Francis Hodges 

Harv. 1871, M.D. Harv. 1877. 

Perez Briggs Howard 
William David Hunt 

Harv. 1874. 
Bubber Dealer. 

Edward Webster Hutchins 

Harv. 1872, LL.B. Harv. 1875. 

Washington Irving Jacobs 

Livery Stable Keeper. 

f Alvah Kittredge Lawrie 3 


Andrew Davis Lawrie 3 

^ Amherst 1873. 

George Francis Learock 
John Mason Little 

Dry Goods Com. Merchant. 

Arthur Bradford Lovejoy 

Carpet Dealer. 

John William Madigan 


Daniel Murphy McAvoy 


1 Brothers. 2 He assumed the middle name subsequently to entering Schbol. 3 Brothers. 



Lawrence Patrick McCarthy 

Nicolet Seminary. 

Patrick James McCarthy 
George Luther McConike 
Jacob Bernard MeGilvray 


^Frederic Oliver Mendum 

Grocer. *1880 

George Alphonzo Metcalf 

Heal Estate Dealer. 

Henry Franklin Miller 1 

Pianoforte Maker. 

Walter Herbert Miller 1 

Pianoforte Maker. 

George Presoott Montague 2 

Harv. 1871. 

Russell Wortley Montague 2 

Harv. 1872. 

William Pepperrell Monta- 
gue 2 

Harv. 1869, A.M. 

Benjamin Charles Moore 
Patrick Joseph Aloysius 

Costello Doddridge Nason 
Julius Marshall Nazro 
Charles Mcllvaine Nicholson^ 

Harv. 1872. 

George Frederick Odiorne 

Peal Estate Broker. 

George Phillips Osgood 4 


Joseph Francis Paul, after- 
wards Frank Paul 

Harv. 1873, LL.B. Boston Univ. 

■ 1878. 

Charles Fletcher Pierce 
Arthur Wellesley Plimpton 

Henry Richards 

Harv. 1869. 

Herbert Richards 
Waldo Ogden Ross 
Benjamin Greenleaf Russell 
Charles Frederick Russell 

Insurance Broker. 

Edward Baldwin Russell 

Harv. 1872. 

William French Russell 5 
Michael Scollan 
Henry Clement Selinger 
William Edward Silsbee 

Harv. 1867, A.M. 1872. 

^Michael Henry Simpson 

Harv. 1871. *1872 

John Wesley Sleeper 

Mich. Univ. 1871, A.M. 

Josiah Stedman 
Benjamin Stephenson 6 
Hubbard Stephenson 6 
Charles Edward Stevens 
Edward Graham Taylor 7 
Sidney Wentworth Taylor 7 
Charles Solon Thornton 

Harv. 1872. 

George Williams Tilton 
*George Homer Tower 8 

Harv. 1872. 1878 

Frederic Henry Yiaux 

Harv. 1870. 

Peal Estate Broker. 

James Thomas Richard 
* Joseph Warren Warren 
William Hall Wentworth 
Francis Hale Wheelock 

1 Brothers of James C. of our Class of 1864. 

2 Brothers. 

3 Brother of Frank S. of our Class of 1860. 

4 Brother of Edward L. of our Class of 1861. 

5 Brother of B. G. above. 6 Brothers. 

7 Brothers. 

8 Died Apr. 15. 



Walter Tolman Willey 
Abbott Williams 
Francis Henry Williams 

S.B. Instit. Tech., M.D. Harv 


Henry Manning Williams 
Henry Webb Williams 


William Hallet Aborn 
John Forrester Andrew 

Harv. 1872, LL.B. Harv. 1875. 

George Washington Babb 
Thomas Greenwood Baker 
Walter Abijah Baker 
John Paul Bauer 
Frederick Herbert Bicknell 

* Alexander Wilson Blaikie 1 


Elijah Williams Bliss 
Charles Virgin Bunten 
Allen Winslow Burnham 
John Francis Casey 2 

Harv. 1868. 

Daniel Kimball Chace 
*Millard Fillmore Chapman 


Charles Milton Chase 
Frederick Eugene Choate 
George Loud Clark 
Henry Paston Clark 

* Joseph Howard Clinch 3 *i87i 
George Oliver George Coale 

Harv. 1874, LL.B. 1876. 

Edmund Cogswell Con- 

Frederick Herbert Copeland 

Harv. 1873, M.D. 1876. 

Rest Fenner Curtis 

Harv. 1870. 

Tucker Daland 

Harv. 1873, LL.B. 1876. 

Benjamin Wheelock Dean 
James McEwen Drake 4 

Dart. 1869, A.M. 

Daniel William Dunscomb 
Charles Marvin Eaton 
Eugene Francis Joseph Egan 

Holy Cross. 

James Ozro Egerton 
* Andrew Otis Evans 

Harv. 1870, LL.B. BostonUniv, 
1873. *1879 

William John Gordon Fogg 

Harv. 1873, M.D. 1876. 

Julian Fuller 

Edward Harrison Furber 

Henry Hammond Gallison 

M.D. Harv. 1876. 

Francis Jackson Garrison 5 
Charles De Wolf Gibson 
John Cheever Goodwin 

Harv. 1873. 

Robert Grant 

Harv. 1873, Ph.D. 1876, LL.B. 


Anson Hardy 6 
Francis Alonzo Hardy 6 
Richard Girdler Haskell 
William Foster Hooper 
*William Henshaw Horton 
Frederic Jabez Huntington 
Henry Greenough Hunting- 

1 Brother of Thomas K. of our Class of 1854, and William of our Class of 1856. 

2 Sub-Master English High School. 

3 Brother of John Morton of our Class of 1846. * With Eagle Pencil Co., N.T. 
5 Brother of Wendell P. of our Class of 1852. 6 Brothers. 



George H. Janes 
Charles Albro Judkins 
Daniel Dall Kelly 

Master Mariner. 

Jeremiah Charles Kittredge 
Edwin Ainge.Lawley 
Thomas Chew Lewis 
Henry Kirk Loring 

Treasurer Cheshire R.R. 

Jerome Stephen Macdonald 1 
Francis Maguire 
John McDonnell 
Charles Sidney Menard 
Frank Hawthorne Monks 
William Foster Munro 
Otis Norcross 

Harv. 1870, LL.B. 1873. 

Francis William Norris 
Franklin Nourse 

Harv. 1870. 

Frederick Russell Nourse 

Harv. 1871. 

Francis Vose Parker 


Edward Francis Payson 
Charles Edward Perkins 2 
William May Perkins 2 
George Wesley Pettes 3 
James Lawrence Pettes 3 
Alphonso Lionel Preble 
Charles Albert Prince 4 

Harv. 1873. 

Gordon Prince 4 

Francis Kemble Thorndike 

John William Rumble 

Edward Martial Saunders 

James Worthley Skillings 
Henry Vannevar Slack 
Franklin Porter Stanyan 
George Newell Talbot 
William Bingham Tappan 
Arthur Simpson Thayer 
William Tryon 
William Royal Tyler 

Harv. 1874. 

*Francis Henry Underwood 


George Gorham Walbach 5 

Harv. 1873, LL.B. Boston Univ. 

Grant Walker 

Harv. 1873. 

George Frederic Walton 
Francis Clark Welch 6 
Nathaniel Wilder 
John William de la Fletcher 

Clifton Ellis Wing 

M.D. Harv. 1872. 


Ellis Ames 
Alfred Ernest Anthes 
Robert Maurice Bailey 
Herbert Cyrus Baker, after- 
wards Herbert Baker 7 
Isaiah Lincoln Baker 7 
Henry Barnard 8 
Howell Barnard 8 
Joseph Edward Barron 
Charles Fanning Barstow 

Harv. 1875. 

1 Inserted on his own authority. 2 Brothers. 3 Brothers. 

4 Brothers ; sons of Frederic 0. of our Class of 1827. 

5 Entered as George Augustus. 6 Brother of Charles Alfred, of our Class of 1858. 
7 Brothers. 8 Brothers. 



Robert Edmund Bartlett 
Edwin Batcheller 
Frank Andrews Bates 

Harv. 1877. 

Giorgio Anaclete Corrado 

Harv. 1874 ; Instructor Harv. 

Henry Blanchard 
Bodwell Sargent Briggs 
*John Coffin Jones Brown 

Harv. 1873, M.D. Harv. 1877. *1876 

Frederic William Brownell 

* James Jackson Cabot 

Harv. 1874. *1875 

Edward Capen 
*Henry Lane Chipman *i874 
Edward Head Church 1 
Henry Augustus Church 1 
Theodore Scarborough Conant 
Ira Couch 

Parker Augustine Crosby 
Frederic Cunningham 

Harv. 1874, LL.B. 1877. 

Edward Thaxter Cushing 
Arthur Lithgow Devens 

Harv. 1874. 

Henry Clay Edgerly 

* William Samuel Eliot 

Harv. 1874. *1874 

Arthur Blake Ellis 2 

Harv. 1875, LL.B. 1877. 

Martin Elias Evans 
Gorham Palfrey Faucon 3 

Harv. 1875, C. E. 1877. 

Henry Albert Fernald 
*Charles Lafayette Ford *i869 

Alfred Dwight Foster 

Harv. 1873, LL.B. Boston Univ. 


Edward Osborne Fowie 
* William Harvey Gleason *i873 
John James Edward GofT 
Ambrose Eugene Goulet 
Henry Bice Grant 4 

Harv. 1874. 

Albert Adams Greene 
William Mansfield Groton 

Harv. 1873. 

Arthur Dudley Hall 
Frederic Augustus Ham 
Joseph Brown Hamblen 

Wesleyan 1874. 

George Bliss Haskell 
William Louis Haskell 
George Alfred Hastings 
Joseph Prince Hawes 5 
Samuel Henshaw 

Ass't Entom. Dep't Nat. Hist. 
Soc, Boston. 

Henry Blake Hodges 

Instructor Harv. 

Frank Belcher Homans 
Warren Bugbee Hopkins 
Charles William Jenks 6 

Harv. 1871. 

Frank Darling Johnson 
Arthur Sherwood Kendall 
George Sylvester Kenison 
Albert Wallace Littlehale 
Charles Francis McDavitt 
Alfred M'Donald 
Walter Robertson Meins 
James Cook Miller 

1 Brothers. 2 See Proceedings Massachusetts Historical Society, 1881-2, p. 251. 

3 Son of E. H. of our Class of 1816. * Brother of Robert of our Class of 1863. 

5 Brother of Henry G. of our Class of 1858. 

6 Brother of Henry F. of our Class of 1854. 



Godfrey Morse 

Harv. 1870, LL.B. 1872 

Henry Lee Morse 

Harv. 1874, M.D. 1878. 

George Melbourne Mowton 
*Ralph Haskins Nourse 1 *i867 
John O'Connell 

M.D. Harv. 1876. 

Joseph Atwood Ordway 
John Brooks Parker 
William Russell Peabody 
*Eben Nye Phinney *i872 

Charles Edward Phipps 2 
William Brown Phipps 2 
Henry Morris Pinkham 

Tufts 1873. 

Daniel Lewis Poor 
Benjamin Taylor Prescott 

M.D. Dart. 

Frank Eldredge Randall 

Harv. 1874, LL.B. Columb. 1879 ; 

*Luther Clark Redfield 

Harv. 1873. *1877 

James Russell Reed 

Harv. 1871. 

William Reuben Richards 

Harv. 1874, LL.B. 1877, A.M. 

Ambrose Crosby Richardson 

Harv. 1873. 

George Carr Richardson 

Harv. 1874. 

James Howard Richmond 
Frederic Henry Robinson 
Adolphe Gaston Roeth 

M.D. Univ. Coll. London, 1873. 

George Partridge Sanger 3 

Harv. 1874. 

Lawyer; Ass't U.S. Dist. Att. 

Arthur Winthrop Sargent 
Oscar Fitz Seavey 

Harv. 1870. 

George Russell Shaw 4 

Harv. 1869, A.M. 

John Oakes Shaw 5 

Harv. 1873. 

Robert Gould Shaw 4 

Harv. 1869, A.M. 

Walter Shepard 

Harv. 1870. S. B. Institute of 
Technol. 1873. 

Edmund Doe Spear 

M.D. Harv. 1874. 

William Gardiner Stan- 

Richard Sprague Stearns 


Edwin Palmer Stone 

Harv. 1874. 

Frederic Albion Spring 

Edward C. Swayne 

Frederic Herbert Tappan 

Chandler Sc. Sch. 

*Duncan McBeane Thax- 

ter * 18 ?3 

Arthur Roswell Underwood 6 
Henry Wainwright 
Albert Chaffin Ware 
Henry Lee Jaques Warren 7 

Instit. Technol. 

Samuel Dennis Warren 

Harv. 1875, LL.B. 1877, A.M. 

l Brother of Frederick E. of our Class of 1863. 2 Brothers. 

3 Brother of John W*. and Wm. T. of our Classes of 1858 and 1861. 4 Brothers. 

5 Son of J. 0. of our Class of 1830. 6 Brother of F. H. of our Class of 1863. 

7 Brother of Joseph W- of our Class of 1862. 



*George Sidney Wheelock 

Editor. *1882 

John Silas White 

Harv. 1870, LL.D. Trinity 1879. 
Principal Brooks School, Cleve- 
land, O. 

William Power Wilson 

LL.B. Harv. 1877, A.M. Dart. 

James Holden Young 

Harv. 1872, LL.B. 1875. 


Samuel Leonard Abbot 

Instit. Technol. 

Arthur Martineau Alger 

LL.B. Boston Univ. 1874. 

George Booth Ambrose 

M.D. Harv. 1878. 

Henry Hunt Arnold 
Winfred Baxter Bancroft 

Amherst 1874, M.D. Harv. 1877. 

Clarendon Bangs 1 
Edwin Mayo Bangs 1 

M.D. Boston Univ. 1878. 

William Banks 
Benjamin Leighton Beal 

lnstr. Instit. Technol. 

George James Bicknell 
Sidney Shannon Blanchard 
John Fowler Bragg 
George Barrett Bullard 


Collinson Pierrepont Edwards 
Burgwyn 2 

Harv. 1873, C.E. 1876. 

John Alveston Burgwyn 2 

**Deblois Bush 3 *i87i 

Francis Campbell 

Discount Clerk Traders Bank. 

George Hyland Campbell 
William Taylor Campbell 4 

Haw. 1875. 

Frank Delgardo Cardwell 
John Henry Carter 
Frederic Ellery Chamberlin 
Thomas Francis Christian 
Lester Williams Clark 

Harv. 1875, LL.B. Columbia 


John Francis Colbert 
Christopher Augustus Connor 
Ralph Crooker 

(Assistant Sup't Bay State Iron 

Daniel Francis Crowley 5 
James Linus Crowley 5 
James Dana 

Harv. 1875. 

Francis Dumaresq 

Harv. 1875. 

John James Edward Egan 6 
George Tracy Elliot 
Arthur Brewster Emmons 7 

Ph.D. LeipsicUniv.1874, LL.B. 
Harv. 1877. 

Horatio Dunbar Evans 
Arthur Christopher Farley 

Frank Alva Alphonso Fer- 
. guson 

Boston Univ. 1879. 

John Henry Fleming 
Holy Cross 1870. 

James Riddell French 

l Brothers 2 Brothers. 

a Brother of Chas. G. ana Frederic D. of our Class of 1853. 

4 Brother of Francis above. 5 Brothers. 

6 Brother of Ignatius P. and Eugene of our Classes of 1859 and 1863. 

7 Brother of George B. of our Class of 1858. 



Franklin Robert Frizzell 
Edward Gardiner Gardiner 1 

Instit. Technol. 

Joshua Howe Garratt 
George Edward Gilchrist 
Frederic Albert Hackett 
James Harney 
Edwin Austin Hatch 
Walter Maynard Hatch 
Frank Hill 
William Donnison Hodges 2 

Harv. 1877, M.D. 1881. 

William Lester Howard 
John Jamison 
Charles Sidney Jewett 
Melville Augustus Johnson 
Henry Preston Kendall 
Albion Knowlton 
Frank Warren Knowlton 
John Chapin Lane 

Harv. 1875, LL.B. Boston Univ. 

Charles Ward Lewis 

M.D. Columb. 1876. 

Francis Giles Lodge 3 

Instit. Technol. 

Warren Plimpton Lombard 

Harv. 1878, M.D. 1882. 

Henry Bryant Lord 
James Austin McCarthy 
Frank Willis Mendum 
William Clark Merriam 
Henry Slade Milton 

Harv. 1875, LL.B. Boston Univ. 

George Howard Monks 

Harv. 1875, M.D. 1880. 

Charles Sturtevant Moore 

Harv. 1873. 

Warren Gardner Morse 
Charles Joseph Murphy 
Wilfred Emmet Murphy 
Magnus Ventress Niles 
Samuel Hale Parker 
William Henry Place 
Morton Henry Prince 4 

Harv. 1875, M.D. 1879. 

Benjamin Webster Reed 
George Allen Salmon 


Henry Albert Savage 
Charles Frederic Sawyer 
Frederic Richard Sears 

Harv. 1875. 

Charles Chauncy Shackford 
Edward Thomas Shaw 
Arthur Vincent Spring 
Arthur Beauvais Stock- 
Frank Melzar ptone 
Henry Bennett Stone 
Amos Lawrence Swindlehurst 
Walton Chandler Taft 
Walter Tappan 
George Henry Towle 
Alfred Charles True 

Wesleyan ? 

George Julian Tufts 

Tufts 1874, LL.B. Boston Univ. 

Arthur Butler Twombly 

Harv. 1876. 

* James Jacob Upton *i872 

Robert Henry Waters 
*Charles Huntington White*i884 

Charles Burnham Whitman 

Instit. Technol. ; C.E. 

1 Brother of Win. H. of our Class of 1862. 

2 Son of B. M. of our Class of 1840. 8 Son of G. H. of our Class of 1816. 
4 Brother of Gordon and Charles A. of our Class of 1862. 


Charles Huntington Wright 

Ira Batchelder Chase 

f John Palmer Wyman 1 

Charles Lowell Clark 

I Harv. 1874, LL.B. 1876. 

| Samuel Edwin Wyman 1 

(^ Harv. 1874, M.D. 1879. 

*John James Connolly 

M.D. Boston Univ. 1875. 

Charles Healy Cox 

Ernest Young 

Stanley Cunningham 

Harv. 1873, Ph.D. 1876. 

Harv. 1877. 

Philander Shurtleff Young 

Frederick Waldo Cutler 

Ashton Leslie Dam 

George Archibald DeWitt 


John Dodd 

Albert Henry Dolbeare 

James Henry Thatcher 

William Henry Dolbeare 


Charles Stewart Dole 

William George Alden 

John Johnston Donaldson 

Lemuel Hollings worth Bab- 

Frank Haynes Drew 


John Elliott Dunham 

Harv. 1873. 

Charles Everett Baker 

George Homans Eldridge 

Harv. 1876. 

James Presley Ball 

Henry Estabrook 

Franklin Pierce Barnes 

William Farnsworth 

Winthrop Howard Barnes 

Harv. 1877. 

Frank Parker Barry 

Charles Horace Farrington 

Phineas Bates 

Francis Lyman Forsyth 

Joseph Nickerson Baxter 

Harv. 1875, LL.B. Boston Univ. 

M.D. Harv. 1877. 

Alvarado Morton Fuller 


Arthur Ossoli Fuller 

John Benjamin Berry 2 

Harv. 1877. 

Rufus Lecompte Berry 2 

George Henry Gardner 

Edward Bicknell 

John Francis Gill 

Harv. 1876, A.M., LL.B. 1878. 

Simon Goldsmith 

Frank Hagar Bigelow 

James Randall Groton 

Harv. 1873, A.M. 1880. 

*Robert Wheaton Guild 

John Franklin Botume 

Harv. 1876. *1880 

Harv. 1876. 

Arthur Wellington Hamblen 

William Pierce Brett 

Horace Hames 

Prof. Holy Cross, also Boston 


Charles Hillard Hanson 

Samuel Dacre Bush 

Walter Badenach Hardy 

Harv. 1871. 

Robert Orr Harris 

Francis Maley Carroll 

Harv. 1877. 

1 Brothers. 

2 Brothers. 



Edward Hall Hawes 
Frank Hennesy 
Benjamin Dudley Hill 
Holmes Hinkley 

Harv. 1876, A.M. 1877. 

Leander Holbrook 

Harv. 1872, LL.B. Boston Univ. 


Arthur Hooper 

Horace Nathaniel Hooper 

Harv. 1876. 

Edward Thomas Horn- 

Oscar Roland Jackson 

Harv. 1876. 

Henry Percy Jaques 

Harv. 1876, M.D. 1880. 

Edward Garabrant John- 

Richard Ingersoll Kendall 

John Henry Kennealy 

M.D. Harv. 1876. 

* Charles Franklin Knowles 

Harv. 1874. *1880 

Richard Ernest Kuhn 
Gardner Swift Lamson 

Harv. 1877. 

Alvah Conant Lewis 


Charles Amos Lewis 
Willie Francis Lord 
Thomas Jefferson Loud 

George Henry Lougee 
John Francis Lovejoy 
Charles Lowell 
John Bernard Magee 
Nathan Collins Maine 
George Walter Mason 
Michael John McCann 

Harv. 1874. 

Norman Alexander Mc- 

Benjamin Robinson Meins 
George Henry Melvin 
Albert Frank Mentzer 
Eugene Samuel Isaac 

Caleb Irving Mills 

Wesleyan 1875, LL.B. Boston 

Univ. 1877. 

Isaac Bonney Mills 

Henry Watmough Montague 

Harv. 1878. 

Hosea Ballou Morse 1 

Harv. 1874. 

William Edward Nowlan 
George Palmer 
George Richmond Parks 
William Taggard Piper 

Harv. 1874, Ph.D. 1883. 

Alexander Winthrop Pope 
Frederic Town Proctor 
Elbert Weir Richmond 
Thomas Ruddell 
Eliot Ryder 

Charles Edward Sampson 
Lewis Frederic Sanderson 
Edmund Hamilton Sears 

Harv. 1874. 

Joseph Maurice Sheahan 

Harv. 1873. 

Edward Emerson Simmons 

Harv. 1874. 

Thornton Howard Simmons 
*Frank Otis Simpson *i878 

George William Smith 
Hamilton Irving Smith 

Harv. 1875. 

Charles Edward Stafford 
Charles Summerfield 

1 Brother of Abncr L. of our Class of 1855. 



Frank Queen Swasey 
William Croswell Tarbell 

Harv. 1879, LL.B. 1882. 

Newell Aldrich Thompson 

Harv. 1876. 

Edward David Towle 


James Bernard Troy 

St. Chas., Md. 1876. 

Thomas Edward Tuttle 
William Henry Tuttle 
Columbus Tyler Tyler 

Harv. 1874. 

Otis Almadus Vander- 

Orin Treat Walker 
Russell Alonzo Warren 
Frederic Morell Wasgatt 
Charles Edward Watriss 
Francis Welch 
Edward Graeff West 

Harv. 1877, M.D. 1880. 

Everett Park White 

Tufts 1873. 

Randal Whittier 

Instit. Technol. 

Francis Herbert Williams 

D.M.D. Harv. 1877. 

Frank Vernon Wright 

Bowdoin 1876. 

Charles Harvey Young 


Charles Thornton Adams 

Harv. 1878. 

Daniel John Ahern 
Frank Fessenden Ainsworth 
William Ellerton Alger 
Willie Edward Andrews 

Clarence Bradley Atwood 
Milton Homer Barton 

Harv. 1877. 

Ezra Francis Baxter 
Josiah Alfred Blaikie 1 
William Horace Blaisdell 
*Clifton Clarence Booth *i868 
Henry White Broughton 

Harv. 1875, M.D. 1879. 

John Joseph Buckley 
Newell Rogers Campbell 
Edgar Willis Carter 
Charles Frederic Chevaillier 
Edward Everett Clough 
Walter Scott Coffin 
John Dennis Joseph Colbert 

Holy Cross 1875. 

William Gibson Coles worthy 

Boston Univ. 1877, S.T.B. 1877. 

Lawrence Michael Aloysius 

S.T.B. Grand Sem., Montreal 

Bartholomew Joseph Cotter 
Hay ward Warren Cushing 

Harv. 1877. 

Edward Jones Cutter 

Harv. 1877, M.D. 1881. 

Ward Davidson 
Michael Francis Delaney 

Grand Sem., Montreal. 

Arthur Hooper Dodd 
James Edward Dorcey 
Benjamin Humphrey Dorr 

Harv. 1878. 

William Frederic Duff 

Harv. 1876, LL.B. 1878. 

Charles Isaac Duncan 
Selah Reeve Eaton 
Charles Benjamin Eddy 

i Brother of Thomas K. and William of our Classes of 1855 and 1856. 



Albert Hill Emery 
**Francis Joseph Fogg *i87i 
Thomas Henry Forristall 
Roger Sherman Baldwin 

Yale 1878. 

Julius Wilson Freeman 
Arthur Benjamin French 
John Flint Gore 

M.D. Harv. 1878- 

Charles Montraville Green 

Harv. 1874, M.D 1877. 

John Rathbone Hague 

*John Thomas Francis 
Hartnett 1 *1879 

William Ingraham Haven 

Wesleyan 1877 ; Prof. Latin and 
Greek, Claflin Univ., S.C. 

Edward James Holden 
Henry Bright Hudson 
George Edward Jacobs 

Harv. 1876, LL.B. Boston Univ. 

James Edwin Jones 

Eben Dyer Jordan 

Arthur Davis Kingman 

Emil Washington Kracko- 

M.D. Leipsic Univ. 1877. 

John Francis Leary 
James Lee 

St. Charles, Md. 1873. 

George Adams Leland 

Amherst 1874 y 

William Harvey Litchfield 

M.D. Harv. 1882. 

Frank Brewer Lloyd 
* Charles Chandler Lord 

Harv. 1875. *1878 

Gerry Austin Lyman 
Ernest Mendum 

Charles Albert Messenger 
Charles Edward Miller 
Stephen Westcott Nickerson 2 

Brown 1878. 

Stuart Archibald Nicker- 
son 2 

Grenville Howland Norcross 

Harv. 1875, LL.B. 1877. 

Arthur Taylor Parker 

Bowdoin 1876. 

Matthew Vassar Pierce 

Harv. 1877, M.D. 1880. 

Quincy Pierce 
Frank Edward Pope 3 
Gilman Prichard 
George Henry Reed 
Irving Hale Rich 
Walter Herbert Russell 

Boston Univ. 1877. 

Alpheus Sanford 


Charles William Sargent 
Thomas Foster Sherman 

Harv. 1877, M.D. 1881. 

*Henry Hunt Shorey *i88i 

Howard Mason Stansbury 
* Joshua Stetson 

Harv. 1877. *1879 

Oliver Crocker Stevens 

Bowdoin 1876, LL.B. Boston 
Univ. 1879 

Edward Summerfield 4 
Frank Lyell Terwilliger 
Daniel Bernard Toomey 

St. Jos. Seminary, Troy. 

Joseph Frank Toppan 
Augustus Clifford Tower 

Harv. 1877. 

Charles Walter Trainer 
James William Trant 

i Brother of Arthur E. of our Class of 1862. 
3 Entered School under the name of Fulton. 

3 Brothers. 

4 Brother of Charles of 1866. 



James Patrick Tuite 

Henry Warshauer 

Henry Webb 

Edward Winslow Wellington 

Harv. 1874. 

John Walter Wells 

Harv. 1879. 

Henry Wheeler 

Harv. 1878, A.M. 1879. 

William Marcy Whidden 
Charles Wilbur Whitcomb 

Dartmouth 1876, LL.B. Boston 
Univ. 1880. 

William Henry Wilson 
Reginald Heber Young 

Harv. 1877. 


Frank Willis Adams 
Willis Boyd Allen 

Harv. 1878. 

William Elliott Appleton 
Henry Hill Benham 

West Point. 

Edward Crompton Butler 
Robert William Butler 
Thomas Edgarton Bynner 
Joseph Boardman Cann 
George Brown Cartwright 
St. George Brown Castoring 
William Codman 
John Stark Colby 

Ed. Vox Populi, Lowell. 

Frederic Robbins Comee 

Harv. 1875. 

William Wallace Currier 
Francis Dana 

Frederick Sumner Davis 
John Adams Dixon 
Harold Bayard Eaton 
Willis Everett Flint 

LL.B. Boston Univ. 1874. 

Frederick Lewis Gay 
George Lindall Giles 
Jabez Edward Giles 

Harv. 1876. 

Patrick Grant 1 

John William Hagerty 

Edward Mussey Hartwell 

Amherst 1873 ; Usher, Teacher. 

John Homans 

Harv. 1878, M.D. 1882. 

George Shattuck Jacobs 
Herbert Jaques 
William Arthur Jones 
Heuben Kidner 

Harv. 1875. 

Ass't Minister Trinity Church. 

Samuel Lee Knight 
Henry Whitney Lamb 
Frank Gage Lamson 
Willis Daniels Leland 

Harv. 1876. 

Thomas Bond Lindsay 

Wesleyan 1874, A.M., Ph.D. 
Boston Univ. 1882. 

Richard Walley Lodge 2 

Instit. Technol. 1879. 

Walter Richards Masury 
Christopher J. MeCaffery 
Joseph Meinrath 
John Singleton Mitchell 
Frazar Livingstone Montague 
Maurice Joseph O'Keeffe 
*Ernest Kingman Packard *i877 
*Levi Nelson Philbrook *1884 

1 Brother of Robert and Henry R. of our Classes of 1863 and 1864. 

2 Son of Giles H. of our Class of 1816. 


Ebenezer Nelson Pierce 

Daniel Carpenter Bacon 

James Munroe Reed 

*John Goodridge Bagnall *i875 

Melville Augustus Richards 

William Baird 

George Whitiug Ross 

George Warren Beaty 

Thomas Russell 

* William McPherson Bell 

Harv. 1879, LL.B. 1882. 

Instit. Technol. *1886 

Walter Prescott Shepard 

William Dennis Bennett 

Frank Herbert Sherman 

James Edward Bigelow 

Thomas E. Short 

John Templeton Bowen 

Julius Palmer Skillings 

Harv. 1879, M.D. 1884. 


Dennison Rogers Slade 

Albert Edwin Bradford 

Samuel Ellsworth Somerby 

John Quincy Adams Brett 

Harv. 1879. 

Samuel Edward Brown 

Louis Agassiz Sonrel 

William Henry Burbank 

Edmund Barnard Squire 

Arthur Phillips Bush 1 

M.D. Boston Univ. 1879. 

Frederick Emerson Chandler 

Edward Stackpole 

James Loring Cheney 

Robert Church Stetson 

. Univ. of Kochester, 1877. 

Herbert Tappan 

John Maitland Brewer 

Harv. 1879. 


Benjamin Franklin Thayer 

Harv. 1879. 

Frank Bartlett Thayer 

Chandler Robbius Clifford 

David Bates Tower 

Charles Evelyn Comer 

Walter Davis Townsend 

William Williamson Coolidge 

Min. Eng. Instit. Tech. 1876. 

Harv. 1879. 

Albert G-eorge Upham 

William Albert Creed 

Brown 1874. 

Edward Harry Crosby 

Charles H. Appleton Ward 

Charles Gilman Currier 

Marshall Prince Washburn 

Harv. 1877, M.D. 1880. 

Williams 1877. 

Walter Marshall Cutler 

*Orson Bailey Waters #1879 

Harv. 1877. 

Charles Bradlee Wetherell 

Arthur Waldo Dewey 

Hiram Irving Dillenback 

Harrison Dunham 


Queen's Coll. Oxford. 

Edward Everett 

Ernest Benjamin Adams 

Lawrence Carteret Fenno 

Luther Stetson Anderson 

*Norman Fracker Fenno *1884 

George Ernest Armstrong 

Albert Frank Gardner 

1 Brother of Chas. G. and Frederic D. of oi 

ir Class of 1854, and Deblois of 1865. 



John Harrison Gavin 
John William Gorman 
Junius Benton Gould 
Caleb Emery Gowen 
* Milton Turpin Gregory *i873 
Herbert Preston Grover 

Boston Univ. 1877. 

Willie Jewett Haskins 
John King Hastings 
Edward Everett Hayden 
Rollin Thorne Hayden 
George Andrew Henderson 
George William Rogers Hill 
Richard Walter Hilliard 
Charles Sidney Holmes 
Arthur Holmes James 
George Flavel Kingman 
George Stetson Leach 
William Birckhead Lindsay 
Joseph Poland Nash Lufkin 
William Jerrard Lyons 
Daniel Bernard McDavitt 
Willis Brooks Mc Michael 

Boston Univ. 1878, M.D. Harv. 

James William Mitchell 

Harv. 1879. 

John Morrison 
Edward Leland Morse 
Peter Francis Mullin 
Theodore Randolph Murray 
Edward Wood Newton 
Frederic Obed Nickerson 

Boston Univ. 1878. 

**Willard Elliot Nightingale 

John O'Dowd 

Holy Cross ; Student St. Sulp. 

Lewis Albert Pasco 
David Ewin Power 
Frank Bigelow Reed 
James Symmes Richards 
Henry Robinson 
Patrick Joseph Roche 
**Allerton Shaw *i872 

Lawrence Nichols Shaw 
John Joseph Shea 
Henry Bromfield Slade 1 
Donald Kennedy Smith 
Herbert Roberts Smith 
Edwin Stearns 
Charles John Stedman 
George Park Talbot 
Willis Frye Thomas 
Robert Stowe Wade 
Franklin Davis White 

Harv. 1880. 

Alfred Brown Whitney 
Edmond Atkinson Whittier 
John Howard Willard 
Joseph Cotton Withington 


Philip Rounseville Alger 2 

U.S. Naval Acad. 1876. 

Arthur Gerrish Allan 
Clement Walker Andrews 

Harv. 1879, A.M. 1880. 

* August Anthes *i873 

Blowers Archibald 

Lawyer, No. Sydney, C.B. 

Henry Taylor Barstow 

Harv. 1880, M.D. 1884. 

1 Brother of Denison R. of our Class of 1868. 

2 Brother of Henry Lodge of our Class of 1861, Arthur M. of 1865, and Wm. E. of 1867. 




William Harry Warren 

Bicknell 1 
Arthur Austin Brigham 
Edward Brooks 
Henry Sturgis Bush 
Walter Murray Bush 
William Came Bush 
Frank Albert Butterworth 
Charles Benjamin Churchill 
Arthur Jameson Clark 2 
Louis Monroe Clark 2 

Harv. 1881. 

Thomas Harrison Cummings 
Emil Augustus Danielson 
Charles Lewis Davy 
Frederic Forsskol Decatur 
Frank Milo Dix 
John Frank Drew 
William Lloyd Estle 
David Leonard Fagin 3 
James Henry Fagin 3 
Parris Thaxter Farwell 
George Edgar French 
Charles Ballou Frost 
Edwin Thomas Frost 
Alvin George 
Charles Swasey Gibson 
Henry Marchant Hastings 
Edward Southworth Hawes 


Arthur Clarence Hayes 
Olin Adams Holbrook 
Frederic Blake Holder 

Harv. 1881. 

Edward Browne Hunt 
* James Welham Johnson *i876 

John Drew Kibbey 4 
William Beckford Kibbey 4 

M.D. Harv. 1882. 

Charles Stoddard Lane 

Amherst 1880. 

Prescott Loring 
George William Lowther 
John Peter McLaughlin 
Charles Johnson Means 
George Stow Miller 
Stephen Francklyn Moriarty 
John Gavin Morris 

Harv. 1879, M.D. 1882. 

Warren Morse 
George Miner Nash 

Harv. 1877. 

Henry Derby Page 

Harv. 1878, 

William Hawes Payson 

LL.B. Boston Univ. 1880. 

Charles Pfaff 
John Wheelock Pray 
Frederic Henry Prince 5 
George M. Reid 
John Reynolds 
John Richardson 
Josiah Browne Richardson 
John Andrew Roche 
John Thomas Rogers 
Hubert St. Pierre Ruffin 
Edgar Louis Salom 
Orrin Burnham Sanders 

M.D. Boston Univ. 1879. 

John Henry Savage 

Harv. 1880. 

Herbert Sawyer 

1 Brother of Edward of our Class of 1866 

2 Brothers. 3 Brothers. 4 Brothers. 
5 Brother of Gordon and Chas. A. of our Class of 1863, and Morton Henry of 1865. 


Jacob James Augustus 

Samuel Worcester Bates 5 


Waldron Bates 5 

Hamilton Sutton Smith 

Harv. 1879, LL.B. Boston Univ. 

1 QQO 

* Walter Allen Smith 


Charles El well Brooks 

Harv. 1880. *1882 

George Frederic Spalding 

Philip Townsend Buckley 

O jl o 
T-Tnrv 1889 

Harv. 1880, M.D. 1884. 

JLld.1V* XOOa< 

Clarence Stetson 1 

Godfrey Lowell Cabot 

Harv. 1882. 

Harv. 1881. 

William Stanford Stevens 

Thomas Bernard Casey 


William Edward Cassidy 

George Alexander Strong* 

Fred W. Chandler 

Amherst 1881, A.M. 

Frank Walter Colton 

Henry James Thayer 

James H. Delaney 

Joseph Browne Tilton 

Samuel Delano 

Charles Frank Towle 

Harv. 1879, M.D. 1883. 

William John Tracy 

Arthur Briggs Denny 

George Hippolyte Trouvelot 

Harv. 1877. 

James Luke Devine 

Charles Everett Warren 

Harv. 1880, M.D. 1883. 

Howard Carey Dunham 

Eugene Montressor Warren 

Willard Fales 

Charles Luke Wells 

Tufts 1879 (?). 

Harv. 1879. 

Samuel Tucker Fisher 

William Lincoln Whitney 

Harv. 1876. 

Roland Barker Whitridge 

Charles Foster 

John Fremont Wilber 

M.D. Harv. 1877. 

M.D. Harv. 1883. 

Donald Allen Fraser 

Edward Cabot Wilde 3 

John Joseph Francis Halligan 

George Cobb Wilde 3 

William Greene Hanson 

Charles Albert Wyman 4 

George Clarendon Hodges 6 

James Tyler Wyman 4 

Harv. 1879. 

Harry Foot Hodges 6 

West Point, Lieut. U.S.A. 


Arthur Josselyn 

Webster Kelley 

William Joseph Ambrose 

Harv. 1879. 

Louis Andrew Bailey 

Charles Sprague Lincoln 

Frank Prosper Bates 

William Henry Loudon 

Lewis Palmer Bates 

Alanson DeWitt Lyon 

1 Brother of Joshua of our Class of 1867, a 

ud Robert C. of 1868. 

2 Son of Edward A. of our Class of 1846- 

3 Brothers. 

4 Brothers. 5 Br 

others. 6 Brothers. 



Charles Egbert Frithiof Lyon 
Lott Mansfield 
Charles White McCorkle 1 
William Foster McCorkle 1 
George White Merrill 

Harv. 1880. 

Daniel Edward Millerick 

Holy Cross 1873, M.D. Harv. 

Arthur Norris Milliken 

Amherst 1880. 

Jacob Charles Morse 

Harv. 1881. 

Francis Henry Mullen 

M.D. Harv. 1879. 

William Mellon Norman 
Charles Pierce Nunn 

Harv. 1879. 

Francis Bartlett Patten 

Harv. 1879. 

Frederick Gardner Perry 

Harv. 1879. 

George Alcott Phinney 
Frank Wheeler Pierce 
James Ridgway Poor 
Charles Harry Reed 
Warren Jarrett Rees 
Edward Reynolds 2 

Harv. 1881, M.D. 1885. 

Frank Chase Richardson 

M.D. Boston Univ. 1879. 

William Stanton Rogers 
Francis Waldron Rollins 

Harv. 1877. 

George Gray Sears 

Amherst 1880, M.D. Harv. 1885. 

William Wyman Somes 
Frank Gilbert Steele 
James Wise Walker 

Harv. 1877, S.T.B. Boston Univ. 
1878. M.D. Harv. 1880. 

Arthur Augustus Walters 

Martin Welles 

William Badger West, af- 
terwards William Bad- 
ger Lawrence 

Harv. 1879. 

Charles Galen Weston 

M.D. Harv. 1882. 

Charles Addison White 
Arthur Stanley Woodward 
Theodore Worcester 
Sanford Edmund Young 


Alanson Joseph Abbe 

Harv. 1881, A.M., M.D. 1885. 

Ezra Henry Baker 

Harv. 1881. 

George Edgar Bartley 

Boston Univ. 1881. 

Alexander Thomas Bowser 

Harv. 1877, S.T.B. 1880. 

Edward E. Brady 
David Batchelder Cheney 
Benjamin Preston Clark 

Amherst 1881. 

Charles Greenough Codman 3 
Lester Warren Cornish 

West Point 1881. 

Thomas Joseph Crahan 
Reuben Francis Crooke 
George Warren Currier 
Charles Francis Cutler 

Harv. 1882. 

Edward Irving Darling 
Edgar Addison Davis 
Charles Hamlin Dun ton 

i Brothers. - Son of John P. of our Class of 1837, and grandson of Edward, of 1802. 
s Brother of William, of our Class of 18G8. 



James Brainerd Field 

Harv. 1880, M.D. 1884. 

Henry Delano Goodale 
Edward Rogers Hastings 
Nathaniel Wade Hastings 
Charles Edmund Hayes 
Phineas Camp Headley 

Amherst 1880. 

George Gordon HofTendahl 
Francis Marion Holden 
Eustace Jaques 
Henry Gilmore Kelly 
Henry Nason Kinney 

Harv. 1879. 

Alonzo Augustus Krauss 
Webster Chase Langmaid 
Victor Joseph Loring 
^Berwick Manning 

Amherst 1882, A.M. Harv. 
1884. *1884 

George Walter Mason 

Martin Alan McDonald 

Frederic Rodney McLaughlin 

Nehemiah Thomas Merritt 

James Frederic M' Kenny 

Walter Welch Morong 

Daniel John Murphy 

^Herbert Goodridge Nick- 

Ph.B. Boston Univ. 1877. *1882 

George Bernard O'Connor 
Edward Robinson 

Harv. 1879. 

Edward Abbot Robinson 

Harv. 1879. 

Henry Hufus Sargent 

Harv. 1879. 

Frederic Richards Smith 
Frederic Swan Smith 
Howard Linlev Smith 

Frederic Maynard Stearns 
Charles Breed Steele 
*Theodore Fiske Stimpson*i874 
John Sever Tebbets 

Harv. 1880. 

Frederic Eldridge Thompson 
Larkin Trull 
* George Crystie Van Ben- 
thuysen *i882 

Charles Henry Vinton 

Harv. 1878. 

John Forrest Walters 
Ruf us Waples 
Langdon Lauriston Ward 
Franklin Cooley Warren 

M.D. Harv. 1879. 

Arthur Giles Whitney 

Charles Collier Williams 

Franklin Delano Williams 1 

William Cowles Williams 1 

Herbert Grafton Wood- 

Harv. 1882. 

Henry Ainsworth Yenetchi 


Thomas Cogswell Bachelder 

Harv. 1882. 

Benjamin Frederick Bates 
George Washington Beeching 
James Williams Bowen 

Harv. 1882. 

Lloyd Milton Brett 
Daniel Chauncy Brewer 
Frank Joseph Briggs 
Charles John Cameron 

1 Brothers. 


George Washington Carter 

Charles Bailey Moseley 

George William Chesley 

Alfred Humphrey Murphy 

Fred Willard Clark 

Michael Joseph Murray 

Harvey Newton Collison 

William Hussey Page 

Haw. 1881. 

Harv. 1883. 

Henry Winchester Cunning- 

William Sullivan Pattee 


Charles Laselle Perry 

Harv. 1882. 

Thomas Aloysius Curtin 
William Henry Deasy 
Frederick Lincoln Denton 

Robert Samuel Povah 

Arthur Hastings Russell 
Joseph Briggs Sanford 

William James Dickson 

Richard Joseph Sargent 

William Smith Eaton 

Frank Everett Saville 

Harv. 1880. 

Karl Schmitt 

Pierrepont Edwards 

Edward Weston Shannon 

John Milton Earle Farnum 

Daniel Joseph Shea 

Frederick Barker Ferris 

Frank Otis Small 

Joshua Gardner Beals Flagg 

Henry Wooster Sprague 

John Joseph Flynn 1 

Thomas John Sproul 

William Patrick Flynn 1 

Albert Sturtevant 

Burnsicle Foster 2 

Henry Willard Taylor 

Charles Alexander Fraser 

William Eldridge Thayer 

William Liddiatt Glover 

Alfred Tonks 

Ludolph William Gunther 
Charles Wesley Hamilton 

Harv. 1883. 

William Fitzgerald Towne 


Ernest Greenleaf Hartwell 

Frederic Clinton Woodbury 

Harv 1882 

**Howard Hinds *i874 

Alcti V • if <j«j* 

George Francis Howe 

Herbert Lincoln Hunt 


Michael John Kelliher 

Henry Thayer Abbe 

Samuel Stetson Knapp 

Willis John Abbot 

Ph.B. Boston Univ. 1880. 

Alfred Church Lane 3 

George Allen 

Harv- 1883. 

Isaac William Allmand 

Roswell Linscott 

Horace Davis Andrews 

William Maginn 

Joseph Lyman Andrews, after- 

James Mclnnis 

wards Joseph Andrews 

Henry Clay Mixter 

Thomas Frederic Attner 

Park Morrill 

William Gustavus Babcock 

1 Brothers. 2 Brother of R. S. 1 

. of our Class of 1867, and Alfred D. of 1864. 

8 Brother of John C. of our Class of 1865. 



William Crocker Babitt 
Theodore Badger 
John Franklin Bailey 
Parker Nell Bailey 

Harv. 1881. 

Peter Williams Bailey 

Benjamin Wilton Baker 

Dwight Baldwin 

Thomas Tileston Baldwin 

Maturin Howland Ballou 

Clifton Nichols Barber 

George Alfred Barnes 

Thomas Aloysius Barron 

Joseph William Barrows 

John Francis Barry 

Dana Prescott Bartlett 

Charlton Bontecou Bidwell 

Edward Clay Bigelow 

Wesley Birmingham 

Elliot Bright 

Crawford Richmond Brown 

William Francis Charles 

Frederic Edward Bryant 

Oliver Graham Burgess 

Charles Frank Butler 

Frank Eugene Butler 

Osgood Carlton Caswell 

John Edward Chamberlin 

George Clarence Cheney 

Eugene Lester Clark 

Joseph Eddy Clark 

Clarence Gay Cobb 

Charles Henry Coburn 

Frederic Broadman Cochran 

William High Coggin 

Michael Bernard Col well 
Frederick Shurtleff Coolidge 
Walter Louis Copeland 
Louis Cormier 
James Carr Crane 
George Uriel Crocker 1 
John Silsbee Curtis 
William Prince Cushman 
Frank Herbert Daniels 

Harv. 1879, M.D., A.M. 1884. 

Frederick Homes Darling 

Harv. 1884. 

Charles Jordan Davis 
Josiah Stevens Dean 
Arthur Charles Dittmar 
William Henry Doliber 
James Joseph Dooling 
Joseph Rutter Draper 
George Washington D'Vys 
Percy David Dwight 
Howard Clark Eastman 
Arthur Eldridge 
Rufus Ellis 2 
John Farren 
Frederic Walter Farwell 
William Wallace Fenn 

Harv. 1884. 

Joseph Emanuel Fernandez 
Reginald Foster 

Yale 1884. 

Ephraim Langdon Frothing- 

John Edward Galvin 
William Vaughn Garner 
Horatio Nelson Glover 

Harv. 1884. 

Joseph Arthur Willis Good- 

1 Son of Uriel H. of our Class of 1844. 

2 Brother of William R. and Arthur B. of our Classes of 1856 and 1864. 



James Gorman 
George Franklin Gould 
George Gourley 
Joseph Tilden Greene 
Martin Gerald Griffin 
Loren Erskine Griswold 

Harv. 1884. 

John Henry Grout 
Frederick William Gunn 
Frederic Herbert Haines 
David Graham Hall 
Alpheus Sumner Hardy 
Thaddeus William Harris 

Harv. 1884. 

* William Walker Hartwell *i879 
Francis Brown Hayes 1 
Hammond Vinton Hayes 1 

Harv. 1883. 

John Joseph Hayes 
William Allen Hayes 

Harv. 1884. 

Richard Heard 

Harv. 1879. 

Frank Benjamin Hemenway 
Joseph Lawrence Hills 
Charles Russell Hurd 
Henry Stanton Hurd 
Edwin Everett Jack 

Harv. 1884. 

Frederick Lafayette Jack 

M.D. Harv. 1884. 

Frederic Asbury Jackson 
William Furness Jarvis 

M.D. Harv. 1880. 

William Durant Jenness 
William Jay Jewett 
Frank Winchell Jones 
Herbert Waldo Kendall 
James Aloysius Kerrigan 
Charles Dexter Keyes 

Frederic Theron Knight 

Harv. 1881, LL.B. 1884. 

Henry May Knowlton 
Washington Libbey Krogman 
Flavil Winslow Kyle 

M.D. Harv. 1880. 

Abraham Jarrett Lewis 
Hersey Goodwin Locke 
Edwin Louis Lovejoy 
William Haslet Mackay 
Franklin Gould Mahoney 
Jonathan Harrington Mann 
Frank Martin 
Eugene McDonald 
Winthrop Minot Merrill 
William Andrew Minchin 
Ezra Palmer Mills 
Charles Dickenson Milton 
Joseph Andrew Money 
George Patrick Morris 
Carleton Moseley 
Thomas Aloysius Mullen 
Harold Murdock 
Matthew Henry Nihill 
Walter William Nowell 
George Read Nutter 
George Palmer Osborn 
James Otis 

Harv. 1881. 

George Hills Page 
Sidney Marshall Parker 
George Grindley Spence 

Amherst 1881. 

Francis Asbury Perry 
Frank Johnson Phelps 
Walter Elsworth Pierce 
Luther Boutelle Plumer 

l Brothei*s. 



William Chipman Pope 
Walter Conway Prescott 
William Trutch Preston 
John Sampson Reed 
John Phillips Reynolds 1 
Paul Revere Reynolds 1 

Samuel Henry Rodgers 
John Henry Russell 

MJD. Boston Univ. 1878. 

George Baylies Sanford 
Samuel King Sanford 
George Santayana 
Wilson Henry Savage 
John Joseph Scanlon 
Charles Quantic Scoboria 

M.D. Haw. 1880. 

Edward David Scott 
Henry Ellison Seaver 

Harv. 1881. 

Willie Edgar Shaw 
Lindsley Shepard 
Ernest Warburton Shurtleff 
Charles Francis Sloan 
George Chittenden Smith 
John Somers Smith 
Washington Snelling 
Hollon Curtis Spaulding 
George Andrew Stewart 

Harv. 1884. 

John Butler Studley 
John Henry Taff 2 
William Walter Taff 2 
Marston Tebbetts 
Frederic Henry Temple 
Augustus Larkin Thorndike 
Frank Gibson Tomlinson 
Arthur Farragut Townsend 

Edward Lambert Twombly 3 

Yale 1881. 

James Frederick Twombly 4 

William Francis Tyner 

Edward Livingstone Under- 

Harv. 1882. 

George Robinson Underwood 
Robert Baxter Upham 
Amory Davis Wainwright 5 
Arthur Wainwright 5 
Clement Adams Walker 
Harold Ward 

George William Washington 
Albert Smith Watson 
Hosea Webster 
Edward Franklin Weld 
Willie Amasa Weldon 
Arthur William Wheelwright 
McDonald Ellis White 6 
Perrin Ellis White 6 
Frederic Jacques Whiting 
James Augustus Williams 
Henry Jules Williams 
Sidney Williams 
William Winslow 
Henry William Woodason 
James Haughton Woods 7 
Joseph Fitz Woods 7 


Clinton Edwin Achorn 
Jacob Appell 
Elmer Ellsworth Atwood 
Joshua Harris Aubin 

i See note 2, p. 239. 2 Brothers. 3 Son of Alex. S. of our Class of 1844. 

4 Brother of William H. of 1875. 5 Brothers. 6 Brothers. 7 Brothers. 


George Herbert Babbitt 

Carl August de Gersdorff 2 

Frank Hurd Bachelder 

George Bruno de Gersdorff 2 

Frederick Badger 

John Henry de Graan 

Harry Seaver Badger 

Charles Francis Doyle 

George Cook Bailey 

Thomas Barry Egan 

Benjamin Bates Bard well 

Herbert Godfrey Emery 

Fred Augustus Barnard 

Joseph James Feely 

John Lewis Bates 

Edward Sanborn Foss 

Boston Univ. 1882. 

John Wilcox Fowle 

Gordon Blake 

Joseph McHale Foy 

George Gerry Boardman 

Henry Edward Fraser 3 

Parker Richardson Bradley 

John James Fraser 3 

Elmer Ellsworth Brown 

Mark Frothingham 

Charles Holbrook Bullock 

Paul Revere Frothingham 4 

Walter Channing Burbank 

Thomas Frothingham 4 

Fred Hartshorn Burdett 

Joseph McKean Gibbons 

William John Burnett 

Harv. 1881. 

John Edward Butler 

Charles Freeman Gilman 

Charles Henry Carew 

Philip Joseph Gleason 

William Elisha Chenery 

Walter Howard Gleason 

Ruluff Sterling Choate 

Francis Henry Goodman 

Morris Clark 

Harry Newbury Hall 

Joseph Taylor Clarke 
Frank Herman Clock 

Newbert Jackson Hall 

Martin Henry Hannon 

John Codman 

Herbert Nathan Hanson 

Henry Smith Collier 

Charles Nathan Harris 

Frank Barker Comins 

Joseph Clarence Hathaway 

Charles Cummings Coolidge 

Cyrus Alger Hawes 

David Hill Coolidge 1 

Alpheus Hill 

Charles Clarke Currier 

Charles Harvey Holman 

George Erastus Curry 

William Hervey Holmes 

John Andrew Daly 

Lincoln Frost Howard 

Willie Walter Damon 

Frank Henry Howland 

Albert Vincent Daunt 

John Henry Hunt 

Arthur Augustus Davis 

David John Fielding Jewett 

1 Son of David H. of our Class of 1844. 

2 Brothers. 3 Brothers. 

4 Brothers, and sons of Thos. B. of our Ck 


iss of 1830. 


Herbert Keightley Job 1 

John Cummings Munro 

Robert Job 1 

Harv. 1881, M.D. 1885. 

Francis Jones 

Michael Francis Murphy 

Freeman Marshall Josselyn 

Henry Reed Neale 

Albert Francis Keevan 

Frederick Campbell Nelson 

James Andrew Kerr 

Louis Nelson 

Frank Clifton Kimball 

John Briggs Newcomb 

George Washington Kimball 

John Newell 

William Elbridge Knight 

George Henry Nichols 

M.D. Boston Univ. 1876. 

Harv. 1883. 

Arthur Jacob Knowles 

John Andrew Noonan 

Haw. 1881. 

John Joseph Noonan 

Benjamin Clarke Lane 

William John O'Connor 

William Henry Langdon 

George Henry Olin 

Anselm Augustus Lauriat 

Edward Stanton Paul 

Thomas Stanislaus Sumner 

Mark Went worth Peirce 


Patrick James Pennycuick 

Patrick Henry Joseph Loan 

Harry Melville Pope 

Thomas Rafter Lord 

Albert John Povah 

Howard Augustus Lothrop 2 

Benjamin Adams Prager 

John Howland Lothrop 2 

Edmund Rice 

Timothy John Mahoney 

Thomas Henry Roberts 

William Mather Marvin 

Isaac Lothrop Rogers 

Edward Hammond Mason 

John Bernard Ryan 

Edward Clark Matthews 

Walter Earle Sawyer 

Alanson Herbert Mayers 

Arthur Clayton Sellon 

Harv. 1881, A.M. 

Frank Winthrop Sherman 

James Thomas McDonald 


Frank Manuel Silva 

Joseph McDonald 

Edward Symmes Skinner 

Joseph Melanephy 

Charles Llewellyn Smith 

William Bradford Merrill 

Charles Armstrong Snow 

Theodore James Mignault 

Harv. 1882. 

William Sumner Miller 

Harrison Abbott Souther 

Franklin Blackstone Mitchell 

Frederick Henry Spaulding 4 

Charles White Morris 3 

William Wayland Spaulding 4 

Edward Everett Morris 3 

Charles Francis Spring 

Edward Gilman Morse 

George Squadron 

1 Brothers. 2 Brothers. 

3 Brothers. 4 Brothers. 



Frank Stamford 
Livingston Boyd Stedman 
Charles Henry Stewart 
James Edward Stewart 
*Tracy Sturges 
Cornelius Joseph Sullivan 

LL.B. Boston Univ. 1382. 

Michael F. Sullivan 
Herbert Capen Talbot 
William Taylor 
Henry Bancroft Twombly 1 
William Herbert Twombly 2 
Herman Muller Underwood 
Stiles Gannett Wells 
Albion Otis Wetherbee 
Philip Dumaresq Wheatland 
John Monroe Whitman 
Edson Leone Whitney 
Edwin Bassett Whittemore 
Henry Morland Williams 3 
Harvey Thayer Wing 
Ambrose Woods 4 
Thomas Henry Woods 4 
Merle St. Croix Wright 

Harv. 1881, A.M. 


John Albree 
Victor Clifton Alderson 
Addison Lyman Aldrich 
Cyrus Willis Alger 
Brainard Alger Andrews 
Harry Newell Appleton 

Harry DeWitt Atwood 
Albert Henry Baldwin 
Charles Franklin Bellows 
Joseph Irving Bennett 
Howard Kendrick Blair 
Arthur Frank Boardman 
Charles Damon Bolander 
John Sydney Bragan 5 
Joseph Patrick Bragan 5 
Paul Cuff Phelps Brooks 
Fred Keyes Brown 6 
George Henry Brown 6 
George Butler Bryant 
Frederic Field Bullard 
Albert Henry Burbank 
Frank El wood Burbank 
James Burton 
Colin Campbell Cameron 
Frank Edwin Carr 
Andrew Chamberlain 
William Choate 

Harv. 1881. 

Mortimer Hall Clarke 

Harv. 1883. 

Frederic Codman Cobb 
Edward Benjamin Cole 
Frank Irving Cordo 
Charles Wesley Crawford 
Montgomery Adams Crockett 

Harv. 1882. 

Arthur Henry Crompton, af- 
terwards Arthur Henry 

Trinity 1883. 

Franke Osier Cunningham 
Walter Scott Currier 

i Son of A. S. of our Class of 1844; brother of E. L., A. II. and C. G. of our Classes of 
1874, 1878 and 1880. 2 Brother of James F. of our Class of 1S74. 

3 Brother of Charles H. of our Class of 1860, and son of Henry W. of our Class of 1833. 

4 Brothers. 5 Brothers. 6 Brothers. 



Thomas Reynoldson Curtis 
Walter Curtis 

Harv. 1883. 

John Aloysius Daly 
Charles Peavey Davis 
Frank Edward Davis 
John Francis Drummond 
Edmund Chase Eastman 1 
Charles Eugene Estabrook 
Charles Clement Everett 
Frederic Emerson Farrar 
Eugene Hamilton Fay 
Edward Rawson Flint 
George Frank Folsom 2 
Paul Foster Folsom 2 
Frank Edward Fowle 
Langdon Frothingham 3 
Warren Fisher Gay 
Harry Winslow Gile 
George Washington Mans- 
field Given 
Edward Henry Going 
Louis Samuel Goullaud 
* Arthur Stevens Gregory 4 *i879 
William Andrew Haskell 
Everett Wesley Hatch 
Frank Arthur Heath 
James Freeland Heath 
John Augustine Hickey 
Dudley Watson Holman 
Pliny Dixi Houghton 
Charles Hale Hoyt 
Gorham Hubbard 
Godfrey Michael Hyams 

Harv. 1881. 

Lewis Pius Jager 
Charles Edwin Jarvis 
William Henry Keevan 5 
Walter Malcolm Scott Kilgour 
John Joseph Koula 
Richard Francis Krackowizer 
Adoniram Judson Gray Leach 
Daniel David Lee 
Isaac Louis 

Clarence Channing Lynch 
James William MacConnell 
Frank Meredith Macomber 
Robert Homan Magwood 
James Nicolass McLaughlin 
Samuel Warren Mendum 
Irving Samuel Meredith 
William Blakemore Merrill 
Wallace Dexter Merrow 
Charles Fisher Meyer 
Edward William Meyer 
Walter Lewis Milliken 6 
John Moakley 

John Eugene Scarlett Moore 
Michael Moore 
William Lincoln Moore 
John Wells Morss 
James Pierpoint Neal 
Edward Hall Nichols 
Joseph Partridge Nickerson 
John Joseph Nihill 
John Berchmans O'Conor 
Bernard Ignatius Loyola 

O'Donnell 7 
Michael Joseph O'Donnell 7 
William John O'Neil 

1 Brother of Howard C. of our Class of 1874. 

3 Brother of Thomas and Paul Revere, of our Class of 1875. 

5 Brother of Frank A. of our Class of 1875. 

6 Brother of Arthur N. of our Class of 1871. 

2 Brothers. 
4 Died 15 June. 

7 Brothers. 




Louis Henry Paddock 

Roland Thaxter 

Walter Gilman Page 

Harv. 1882. 

Francis Xavier Parker 

Frank Harrison Thompson 

John Frost Parker 

William Bartlett Tyler 

James Henry Payne 

William Lyman Underwood 

Harry Joseph Pearson 

Richard Dana Upham 

Moses Philipps 

Frank Vogel 

Joseph Alexander Poggi 

Edward Augustus Walker 

George Jonathan Porter 

Edwin Garrison Walker 

Harv. 1883. 

Ashley Watson 

John Edward Putnam 

Michael James Joseph Welch 

Charles Augustus Sumner 

George Henry Weston 


Frederic Augustus Whitney 

Alfred Ranney 

Harv. 1884. 

Frederic James Reed 

Alvah Ellsworth Willis 

Laurence Grenville Ripley 

Kenelm Winslow 1 

A. C. B. Harv. 1883. 

Arthur Everett Roberts 

Willard Winslow 1 

Charles Augustus Rogers 

Aaron Commodore Wisher 

Franklin Russell 

Harold Russell 

Philip Sydney Rust 


Thomas Bernard Shea 

John Richard Slattery 

Benjamin Fuller Ager 

Arthur Howard Smith 

Sydney Currier Bagley 

Ernest Herman Smith 

Edward Marcellus Baker 

Frank Warren Smith 

Frederic Henry Barnes